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Auction 105, Lot 112

"A New Map of the Cherokee Nation with the Names of the Towns & Rivers…", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1760 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 6.6 inches
22.4 x 16.8 cm
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Terrific map of the region of Tennessee, western North Carolina and northern Georgia that was drawn "from an Indian Draught." However, Kitchin most likely used information from John Mitchell's map of 1755 as well. It is one of the earliest printed maps of western North Carolina. The map focuses on the Cherokee lands at the headwaters of the French Broad, Little Tennessee, and Savannah Rivers and was issued as a result of the Indian attacks of 1759-60. Uncommon and rarely seen issue.

References: Cumming (SE) 327; Jolly LOND-183; Sellers van Van Ee #1387.

Condition: A

Good impression and coloring. Trace of offsetting.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 12/3/2003