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Auction 118, Lot 402

"Virginia", Scott, Joseph

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1795 (circa)

Publication: United States Gazetteer

Color: Black & White

7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm

This is the first state of this map that locates settlements but does not give any county names. The western border incorrectly follows the west fork of the Big Sandy River. Later states of this map carry no geographical changes, only two small lines added by the engraver to the circles identifying towns. This is an early example of cartography produced in the newly formed United States.

References: Wheat & Brun 569.

Condition: B

Some foxing spots and light offsetting and rough binding side edge.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/6/2007