Auction 114, Lot 169

"A Map of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland with part of New Jersey &c.", Baldwin, Robert

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 8.8 inches
26.7 x 22.4 cm

This uncommon little map of the Southeast was based upon John Mitchell's Map of the British Colonies. The colonies are shown to extend to the Mississippi River, beyond which is French Louisiana and the domains of the Arkansas, Chactaw and Osage Indians. There is no border shown between South Carolina and Georgia and most of that region is dominated by Indians villages and a lone Eng. Factories in present-day Mississippi. Many early forts are located including Ft. Mobile, Ft. Rosalie, Ft. Francis, Ft. Chartres, Ft. Orleans on the Missouri, and numerous unnamed French and English forts.

References: Jolly LOND-95; Cumming (SE) #294; Sellers & Van Ee #1381.

Condition: B

Bit of light soil along folds. Binding trim replaced and a short binding tear into border at lower left has been repaired.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $450

Closed on 3/1/2006