Auction 110, Lot 82

"North America", Thomson, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1814 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23.4 x 19.5 inches
59.4 x 49.5 cm

Handsome map of the continent showing the latest discoveries in the western parts of Canada and United States including those of Mackenzie, Hearne, and Lewis & Clark. Includes Mexico only to Monterey. The mountains of the Continental Divide are quite distorted and are labeled Rocky Mountains. The Missouri River is projected too far west and there is no Great Salt Lake. Along the western coast are a number of British names: New Norfolk, New Cornwall, New Hanover, New Georgia (in present-day Washington and Oregon) and New Albion (California). Many Indian tribes are named including Snake, Plume, Red, Blue, Wolf, and Beaver.

References: Wheat [TMW] #319.

Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/2/2005