Auction 112, Lot 100

"North America", Wyld, James

Subject: North America

Period: 1825 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 10 inches
30.5 x 25.4 cm

Finely engraved copper plate map filled with details. The British mapmaker has shown Britain in possession of the Northwestern United States down to the Columbia river. Alaska is Russian Possessions, Canada is British Possessions, and Mexico controls the entire Southwest and California. The United States extends to the Pacific Ocean with the large unsettled region called Missouri Territory. A large Arkansas Territory is evident. Keyboard-style borders.

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Condition: B

Original full hand coloring. Full margins. A few light foxing spots, else very good.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/28/2005

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