Auction 114, Lot 267

"Pennsylvania Drawn from the best authorities by Cyrus Harris", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1796 (circa)

Publication: The American Universal Geography, 3rd edition

Color: Hand Color

13 x 7.5 inches
33 x 19.1 cm

This is an early American map of the state of Pennsylvania. It shows early county boundaries, cities, towns, roads, portages and rivers. A few mountain ranges are sketchily depicted but there is little other topographical information. The Erie Triangle is shown as a part of New York. There is a compass rose at upper left and longitude is measured from Philadelphia. The map was engraved by Amos Doolittle.

References: Wheat & Brun #446.

Condition: B

There is printer's ink residue covering the entire map. There has been an attempt to clean this residue resulting in abrasion of some of the engraving with a few lines of facsimile.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/1/2006