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Auction 109, Lot 143

"New Map of the States of Pensylvania New Jersey New York Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusets and New Hampshire Including Nova Scotia and Canada", Gordon, William

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1789 (published)

Publication: History of the Rise of the United States

Color: Black & White

16 x 10.6 inches
40.6 x 26.9 cm

An attractive and delicately engraved map showing the northeastern United States, the Great Lakes area and much of eastern Canada. This map appeared in the first American edition of Gordon's renowned history of the American War. A key at the right side of the map provides symbols for boundaries, towns, forts and Indian villages. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche and another smaller one containing a compass rose. An early American produced map engraved by C. Tiebout in New York City.

References: McCorkle 789.9; Sellers and Van Ee 197; Kershaw II: 258.

Condition: B

On fine hand laid paper with a large watermark. Short binding trim tear into blank area of map, professionally closed on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/1/2004