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Auction 118, Lot 210

"[United States and Canada]", Anon.

Subject: Eastern United States and Canada

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 12.3 inches
34.3 x 31.2 cm

This simple and uncommon map illustrates the new United States and European possessions after the Treaty of Paris in 1783 that ended the Revolutionary War with the formal recognition of the United States by the British. The map covers the area from Hudson Bay (shown confused with James Bay), south to Florida and as far west as Texas, here named as Tecas. The United States is shown with two regions; the former British colonies are delineated along the Eastern seaboard and the new acquisitions west of the Appalachian Mountains extend to the Mississippi River. A note to the right of the map names the thirteen new states and mentions the treaty. An error (probably in coloring) shows Nova Scotia to be a part of the United States.

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Condition: B

Right and left margins extended from neatlines.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/6/2007

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