Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 146

"Map of the Southern States of America, Comprehending Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Territory Sth. of the Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee Governmt. South Carolina, & Georgia", Russell, John C.

Subject: United States - Southern

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: Historical, Geographical ...View of the United States

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 14.3 inches
49.8 x 36.3 cm

Very interesting map of the early, post-colonial southern states in which Georgia extends to the Mississippi River, sharing land with the Choctaw and Creek tribes. The short-lived reservation that was set aside for the Catawba tribe of Native Americans is shown in a small, yellow block on the border between North and South Carolina. This fifteen square mile parcel was set aside for their tribe in 1760, however, nothing was done by the government to remove the ever-increasing white settlers who encroached on the Catawba's land. The tribe sold this land back to the government in 1840. Tennessee is named Tennessee Government. Noted in present-day Ohio are: Donation Lands from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Some unusual land blocks in today's southern Illinois are Wabash Company, New Jersey Company, and Illinois Company. A section of northwestern Virginia is named Indiana."


Condition: B

Narrow margins, as issued. Old paper repairs on verso; one reinforcing a tear that extends two inches into Atlantic Ocean, the other just at the bottom portion of the center-fold. Otherwise a nice, sharp example.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/5/2003