Auction 122, Lot 177

"A New and Accurate Map of the United States of America, &c. from the best Authorities", Brown, Thomas

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 10.8 inches
33.8 x 27.4 cm

A very scarce little map from the first general atlas published in Scotland. The map covers the region from the eastern seaboard to the Mississippi River. Western Territory takes in all the area west of the Ohio River with several Indian tribes located within it. Kentucky occupies a loosely organized region west of Virginia. In present-day Tennessee, the North Carolina land grants of Cumberland and Holstonare located, extending North Carolina in an odd configuration. An unnamed territory in the region of Mississippi and Alabama is the tribal territory of the Chicasaws, Cherokees, Chactaws and Muskogees. Main is noted as belonging to Massachusetts Bay. Not listed in McCorkle or any other reference we consulted.


Condition: B

Nice original color on a sheet with some toning and a spot of candle wax in the map. The lower margin has a short tear, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/5/2007