Auction 124, Lot 140

"The United States of America", Cary, John

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1816 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 11 inches
22.9 x 27.9 cm

Very handsome map covering the country from the Atlantic Ocean westward to just beyond the Mississippi River. A large Louisiana Territory that extends north to Canada borders Western Territory, which is comprised of today's Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Florida is divided into the Spanish possessions of East and West Florida. The map has beautiful color and crisp engraved lines, and is filled with place names, forts, Indian villages, roads and more. A pair of distance scales and a simple, oval title cartouche decorate the map.

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Condition: A

A couple small spots and a light damp stain in the lower right corner that is limited to margin.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/7/2008

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