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Auction 101, Lot 97

"A Map of the British Empire in America, from the Head of Hudsons Bay to the Southern bounds of Georgia, with the intervention of Canada", Anon.

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Owen's Magazine of Magazines

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 9.5 inches
30 x 24.1 cm

Fascinating map covering from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Georgia and inland to Lake Huron. Particularly good detail of the fishing banks and Indian place names, including the Nation of Chat located west of Maryland. Owen's Magazine of Magazines was a very short-lived publication (1750-51) consisting of mostly plagiarized articles and held in great contempt by the other London magazine publications. Jolly refers to it as a "great rarity".

References: Jolly #MOM-2; McCorkle #750-3; Kershaw #341.

Condition: A

Tiny tear at binding side, just entering neatline, repaired with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/4/2002