Auction 113, Lot 185

"Southern Boundary of the United States", Ellicott, Andrew

Subject: Southern United States

Period: 1803 (published)

Publication: Journal of Andrew Ellicott

Color: Black & White

20 x 10.5 inches
50.8 x 26.7 cm

Ellicott's important map that established the boundary of Spanish Florida following his survey made between 1796 and 1800. Shows the area from the Mississippi past Pensacola, here labeled West Florida. Ellicott (1754-1820) was the leading geodetic surveyor in the early years of the United States. His desire was to produce surveys that compared favorably with those done by the best European surveyors. He is best known for the layout and survey of new capital city of Washington. Ellicott became the Surveyor General of the United States in 1792. A scarce issue from America's first surveyor general.


Condition: B

Extensive offsetting. On thick paper with one crack on a fold and a short tear at binding trim, both closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 12/7/2005