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Auction 116, Lot 116

"[Lot of 15 - Set Including Index and North America I through XIV]", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1833-40 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 15 inches
30.5 x 38.1 cm
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This remarkable collection includes the entire set of maps of North America beginning with the index sheet, which identifies the 14 numbered sheets. It also includes elevation profiles of the Welland, Rideau, Erie, Pennsylvania, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canals. An extensive table gives population figures for each state and territory from the Census of 1830. Each additional map carries the title "North America" followed by a sheet number and description as follows:

Sheet I Nova Scotia with Part of New Brunswick and Lower Canada
Sheet II Lower Canada and New Brunswick with Part of New York, Vermont and Maine
Sheet III Upper Canada with Parts of New-York, Pennsylvania and Michigan (oversized map folds at left edge, as issued)
Sheet IV Lake Superior
Sheet V The North West and Michigan Territories
Sheet VI New-York, Vermont, Maine, New-Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode - Island, and New - Jersey
Sheet VII Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Columbia and Part of Virginia
Sheet VIII Ohio, with Parts of Kentucky and Virginia
Sheet IX Parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana
Sheet X Parts of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas
Sheet XI Parts of North and South Carolina
Sheet XII Georgia with Parts of North & South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama & Florida
Sheet XIII Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama & Florida
Sheet XIV Florida All are finely engraved and filled with the terrific detail for which the society's maps are renowned. The complete set is rarely seen on the market. These were published under 3 different publishers from 1833 to the early 1840's.


Condition: A

All with fine impression and original outline color. All are generally very good with a few minor spots; Sheet IX with spot at upper corner, Sheet III has a few spots and some fold toning. All with typically close, but original margins.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/20/2006