Auction 95, Lot 98

"Attaques des Forts de Chouaguen", Therbu, (Lieut.)

Subject: Colonial New York

Period: 1792 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.2 x 13.9 inches
23.4 x 35.3 cm

Very rare German map illustrating an important battle in the French and Indian War. The map shows the British fortifications on the Oswego River at its mouth on Lake Ontario. Fort Ontario is shown on the east with Fort Oswego and Fort Chouaguen on the west bank. During this important battle in 1756 the French were victorious and established control of Lake Ontario. Beautifully engraved to show troop encampments and the forested terrain and decorated with a compass rose. French text provides a key at bottom. Engraved by Contgen, engraver to the court and the University de Mayence. It is one of the finest maps available illustrating the events of the French and Indian War. Manuscript page number at top right.

References: Schwartz, fig. 53.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/13/2001