Auction 107, Lot 137

"A New Map of Part of the United States, exhibiting the North West, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois Territory, the States of Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania", Cary, John

Subject: United States - Midwest and Mid Atlantic

Period: 1819 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 18 inches
51.3 x 45.7 cm

Great map of the early mid-western territories showing roads, portages, forts, Indian villages, settlements and topography. It includes numerous interesting notations, particularly relating to navigation in the Great Lakes and portages throughout the region. The western boundary of the Six Indian Nations is shown to be a creek in western New York. An Indian Boundary Line by the Treaty under Gen. Wayne 1795 cuts through Ohio from Ft. Lawrence to Ft. Recovery in Indiana Territory and then south to the border with Kentucky. In Kentucky is a note; "this Colony was first discovered by Js. Macbride & others in the Year 1754. Col. D. Boon explored it in 1769 & with his family & five others began the first settlement in it in 1773."

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Condition: A

Repaired fold separations in blank margins.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 6/9/2004

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