"A New Map of North America from the Best Authorities", Lodge, John
Subject: North America
Period: 1781 (circa)
Publication: Lives of the British Admirals
Color: Hand Color
14 x 13.3 inches
35.6 x 33.8 cm
This scarce map of the early United States during the Revolutionary War, is based very closely on Jonathan Carver's map of the same title from 1778. The Carolinas and Georgia extend all the way to the Mississippi River, and the territories of Louisiana, Quivira, and New Albion take up the West. In the Pacific Northwest, the River of the West flows into an equally fictitious Pikes Lake. The Strait of Juan de Fuca lies above, leading into an amorphous Western Sea. The Sierra Nevadas are named the Snowy Mountains, and bear east-west; a large mountain called the Mountain of Bright Stonesis located roughly in the Canadian Rockies.
A strong sheet with folds as issued, and some reinforced fold intersections. Nearly invisible repaired binding tear in the right margin with the binding trim replaced to accommodate framing.