Auction 121, Lot 170

"Map of the Northern, or, New England States of America, Comprehending Vermont, New Hampshire, District of Main, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut", Russell, John C.

Subject: United States - New England

Period: 1795 (dated)


Color: Black & White

18.3 x 14.3 inches
46.5 x 36.3 cm

Please see lot 430 for additional map of New England.

Handsome copper engraved map shows New England from Maine to Cape Cod, prior to the final settlement of the boundary between the United States and Canada. The District of Maine is bounded on the north by The Dividing Highlands (Katahdin and the start of the Appalachian Trail) and on the east by the St. Croix River, which is still the eastern boundary with Canada from Passamaquoddy Bay.

References: McCorkle #795.9.

Condition: C+

Issued folding, now flattened and backed with Japanese tissue to reinforce a binding side tear into the right of the map. There is a small piece of replaced paper with facsimile located on the 44 latitude line off of Mt. Desert.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/26/2007