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Auction 89, Lot 73

"Canada et Louisiane",

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1755 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 23.7 inches
48.8 x 60.2 cm
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An important and scarce map issued at the outbreak of hostilities in the French and Indian Wars. The map depicts the entire eastern seaboard and the Great Lakes up to Lake Michigan with a great amount of detail. The coloring indicates the possessions of France, England and Spain. A large inset shows the upper Mississippi River valley with the important frontier forts. A smaller inset shows the lower Mississippi and Gulf coast. A small vignette of Niagara Falls adds further interest to this fascinating map. Minor crease and a cello tape repair in margin, else fine.


Condition: A

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,600


Closed on 12/8/1999