Auction 121, Lot 156

"Map of the United States in North America: with the British, French and Spanish Dominions adjoining, according to the Treaty of 1783", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: United States - Eastern

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Raynal's Philosophical and Political History

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 16 inches
50.3 x 40.6 cm

This is one of the earliest English maps to officially acknowledge the United States. It depicts the new nation with its western border on the Mississippi River. The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia stretch from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. The map is filled with information on early settlements, forts, Indian villages and fishing banks. The title is enclosed in a simple cartouche, below which is the island of Bermuda. Kitchin, Hydrographer to the King, prepared the map for a special publication by Thomas Cadell. It was subsequently issued in Raynal's history (1783-98) and possibly other publications.

References: McCorkle #783-11; Phillips (M) p. 862.

Condition: B+

A clean example, issued folding, now pressed with some paper repairs on the verso at fold intersections. The left margin has been extended and a minor tear just into the map has been repaired.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500


Closed on 9/26/2007