Auction 103, Lot 89

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

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

14.9 x 10.9 inches
37.8 x 27.7 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. Second state.

References: Jolly, LOND-222; Sellers & Van Ee 106; McCorkle 763.7.

Condition: B

Folding as issued. Close trimmed margin on right, nearly to neatline, with a tiny binding tear just entering border. Evenly toned, with a few light spots of foxing.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/11/2003