Auction 122, Lot 173

"A Map of the British American Plantations extending from Boston in New England to Georgia; including all the back Settlements in the respective Provinces, as far as the Mississipi", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

10.7 x 8.6 inches
27.2 x 21.8 cm

This splendid little map covers the area east of the Mississippi River from Niagara Falls to Port Royal, SC. It shows major towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, English and French forts, boundaries, trails and topography. According to Cumming, the location of Indian tribes, especially west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is one of the fullest in a printed map up to this time.

References: Cumming (SE) #272; Jolly GENT-89; McCorkle #754-1; Sellers & Van Ee #708.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed. Narrow, but adequate margins as issued, with one chip in the upper left margin close to the map. Backed with light tissue to repair the torn lower right corner. Later color with some bleed through on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/5/2007