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Auction 102, Lot 112

"A New and accurate Map of the Colony of Massachusets Bay, in North America from a Late Survey", Anon.

Subject: Colonial Northeast

Period: 1780 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine,

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 10.2 inches
32.5 x 25.9 cm
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Nice Revolutionary War era map showing towns and roads. In addition to Massachusetts, the map includes all of Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut and New Hampshire. Handsomely adorned with a wreath-style title cartouche and delicate compass rose. The maps issued in the Universal Magazine are among the best executed and attractive of the British magazine maps. They were issued during a crucial point in history and provided the British public with up-to-date information on the war in America.

References: Jolly, UNIV-190; McCorkle #780-12.

Condition: B

Attractive map with an archivally closed tear which reaches from map edge to Marble Head.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/5/2003

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