[MAP-AMERICAN REVOLUTION] The Province of New Jersey divided into East and West, commonly called the Jerseys.
Paris: Perrier et Verrier, [circa 1778]. Engraved by Croisey. Engraved map with hand-coloring, dissected to 9 sections and now laid-down. 30 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches (77 x 57 cm). Laid-down to card as noted and trimmed just outside border, small area of manuscript infill to lower right border, toning and light spotting.
This is the very rare French issue of the most important 18th century map of New Jersey during the American Revolution. First surveyed by Bernard Ratzer in 1769, the map was issued twice in London by William Faden in 1777. This re-engraving of the map in Paris came at a time of intense interest in the American Revolution. This edition provides a new title cartouche but repeats the Faden imprint and English text on Razter's survey and adds a French translation below. We trace no copy of this rare edition at auction. For the Faden issue see Pritchard & Taliaferro 47; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p.193.
C Estate of Percy Rivington and Evelyn Sloane Pyne
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