Auction 114, Lot 145

"The United States of America Confirmed by Treaty 1783", Wilkinson, Robert

Subject: United States - Eastern

Period: 1806 (dated)

Publication: A General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 9.3 inches
27.9 x 23.6 cm

Interesting small map of the young United States including several important historical regions. One of the most interesting and scarce features on early maps of the United States is the appearance of Franklinia. In 1785 settlers in present-day western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee organized a state government with the state to be named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Congress turned down their appeal but the state maintained a legislature and governor until 1788. This ephemeral state appeared on a small number of maps into the early part of the 19th century. Another interesting region is New Iberia the original Spanish settlement in the region of New Madrid. A table below the title lists twenty states (including Franklinia) with their founding dates.

References: Baynton-Williams (TMC) Issue 72, p.12, map 15.

Condition: B

Original color. Some damp stains. Extraneous paper adhered to margins on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $450

Closed on 3/1/2006

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