Auction 122, Lot 113

"North America Drawn from the Latest & Best Authorities", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: North America

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: Guthrie's New Geographical Grammar

Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 13 inches
35.6 x 33 cm

The title cartouche conveniently hides the unexplored northwestern regions on this map of North America. But below the cartouche there is still a wide variety of speculative cartography. The Western Sea has only the western coastline delineated and the entrances are noted as discovered by Juan de Fuca and Aquilar. The River of the West also apparently ties into this vague sea and is connected by a dotted line to Pikes Lake and Manlons R.. There is an east-west range of mountains below New Albion labeled the Snowy Mountains. A river in the approximate location of the Colorado is called Martyr's R. The intermountain region is labeled Teguayo & Quivira and central Canada has a bizarre system of lakes and river. Locates many Indian tribes, Buffalo Meadows, forts, etc. The British colonies are shown with their western boundaries on the Mississippi River. Cartouche features a ship, and longboat in the distance.

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Condition: B

Folding, as issued with light offsetting. A fold separation and 1-1/2" binding tear repaired with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/5/2007

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