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Auction 114, Lot 125

"Map of the United States in North America: with the British, French and Spanish Dominions adjoining, according to the Treaty of 1783", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: United States and Canada

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Raynal's Philosophical and Political History

Color: Hand Color

20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm
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This is one of the earliest English maps to officially acknowledge the United States. It depicts the new nation with its western border at the Mississippi River. The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia have their western boundaries on the Mississippi. The map is filled with information on early settlements, forts, Indian villages and fishing banks. The title is enclosed in a simple cartouche, below which is the island of Bermuda. Kitchin, Hydrographer to the King, prepared the map for a special publication by Thomas Cadell. It was subsequently issued in Raynal's history (1783-98).

References: McCorkle #783-11; Phillips (M) p. 862.

Condition: B

Folds reinforced with tissue on verso. Margin extended at binding trim to better accommodate framing. Some extraneous ceasing, else very good.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 3/1/2006