"Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale. Contenant Celles des Provinces de New-York et de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Celles de l'Acadie ou Nouvelle Ecosse...", Sartine
Subject: Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada
Period: 1780 (dated)
Publication: Neptune Americo-Septentrional
Color: Black & White
34.4 x 23.1 inches
87.4 x 58.7 cm
This fine chart was prepared under the direction of Antoine Sartine, Minister of Marine in Paris for use by the French Navy during the American Revolutionary War. It covers the region from Chaleur Bay to New Jersey and includes Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island. The chart provides excellent detail of the harbors, bays, inlets, shoals and fishing banks, currents and navigational hazards. In addition to the hydrographical detail it also includes interior information on the towns and forts in New England. The engraved Depot de la Marine stamp appears at bottom right. Engraved by Petit. This is the second state with No. 1 (Hyd. No. 61) in top right margin and Prix Trois Livres in bottom right margin.
References: McCorkle #780.3; Kershaw #754; Sellers & Van Ee #216.
A sturdy, watermarked sheet with light toning, a bit of soiling, and a few darker spots caused by paper flaws.