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Auction 195, Lot 136

"A Map of the French Settlements in North America", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1747 (dated)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Hand Color

7.2 x 6.7 inches
18.3 x 17 cm
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This map shows the French and British colonies in North America prior to the French & Indian War. It extends just beyond the Mississippi River and north to include all of Lake Superior. Major rivers are delineated, with the St. Johns River prominently shown but not named. Native American tribes are also located, including the Mascontins (Mascouten), Cheraquis (Cherokee), and Nipissing. The Appalachian Mountain extend south into Florida. In the far west, Natchitoches, New Orleans, and Naches are located. This is an early work by Kitchin as his first known work was executed in 1745. Published in the December 1747 edition of the London Magazine.

References: Jolly #LOND-28; McCorkle #747.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression, issued folding and now flattened, with a few short fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/15/2023