Auction 121, Lot 89

"North America", Arrowsmith, Samuel

Subject: North America

Period: 1809 (dated)


Color: Black & White

15.75 x 9.9 inches
40 x 25.1 cm

Finely engraved and detailed map showing numerous place names, topography, Indian tribes and more. A note locates the discoveries of McKenzie and Hearne in the late 18th century. In the northern part of a large Louisiana is a note locating the "Villages of the Tall Indians and Manders". The "Stony Mountains stretch in nearly a straight line from the Arctic Circle to Mexico, continuing to Panama. Extends to include the Sandwich Islands.

References: cf Rumsey #2550

Condition: B+

A couple of light foxing spots, and a small area of abrasion offshore from Queen Charlottes Strait, else very good.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/26/2007