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Auction 113, Lot 168

"A Map of the British American Plantations extending from Boston in New England to Georgia; including all the back Settlements in the respective Provinces, as far as the Mississipi", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

10.7 x 8.6 inches
27.2 x 21.8 cm
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Splendid little map covering the area east of the Mississippi River from Niagara Falls to Port Royal, SC. It shows major towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, English and French forts, boundaries, trails and topography. According to Cumming, the location of Indian tribes, especially west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is one of the fullest in a printed map up to this time.

References: Cumming (SE) #272; Jolly GENT-89; McCorkle #754-1; Sellers & Van Ee #708.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed. Trimmed to neatline and remargined at binding side.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/7/2005