Auction 115, Lot 182

"Map of the Southern States of America, Comprehending Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Territory Sth. of the Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee Governmt., South Carolina, & Georgia", Russell, John C.

Subject: United States - Southern

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: Historical, Geographical ...View of the United States

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 14.5 inches
50.8 x 36.8 cm

Very interesting map of the early, post-colonial southern states in which Georgia extends to the Mississippi River, sharing land with the Choctaw and Creek tribes. The short-lived reservation that was set aside for the Catawba tribe of Native Americans is shown in a small block on the border between North and South Carolina. This fifteen square mile parcel was set aside for their tribe in 1760, however, nothing was done by the government to remove the ever-increasing white settlers who encroached on the Catawba's land. The tribe sold this land back to the government in 1840. Tennessee is named Tennessee Government. Noted in present-day Ohio are Colonel Simmes, Donation Lands from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Ohio Company. Some unusual land blocks in today's southern Illinois are Wabash Company, New Jersey Company, and Illinois Company. A section of northwestern Virginia is named Indiana."

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Condition: B

Issued folding now pressed. Bit of faint offsetting. Repair on 4" binding tear with tissue reinforcement on verso of folds.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/21/2006

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