Auction 100, Lot 108

"A New Map of North America from the Latest Discoveries", Spilsbury, J.

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1761 (dated)

Publication: Smollett's Continuation of the Complete History of England

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.8 x 10.8 inches
37.6 x 27.4 cm

Fine small map showing the colonial possessions in North America east of the Rocky Mountains. Shows early settlements, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory. The colonies are shown with their boundaries extending past the map's western border. Various treaty and charter boundaries are shown. Earl Granville's property stretches from the Atlantic west to beyond the Mississippi River. The fishing banks off Canada are prominently noted. Delicate title cartouche and compass rose. First state.

References: McCorkle #761-3; Sellers & Van Ee #89.

Condition: B

Remargined at binding side and repair of short binding tear, else fine.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/12/2002

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