Auction 125, Lot 262

"The Province of Maine from the Best Authorities", Payne, John

Subject: Maine

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: A New and Complete Universal Geography

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 10.8 inches
18.5 x 27.4 cm

This is a reduced version of John Reid's map of 1796, which was in turn based on Samuel Lewis's foundation map of Maine. The border runs across the St. John River to 48° 15' N. Latitude and is noted as the "Line between the United States and the British Possessions by Treaty 1783." It shows an apparent road from York to Pownalboro along the coast and there is considerable coastal detail with numerous islands located.

References: Wheat & Brun 178.

Condition: A

Bottom margin reinforced with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/24/2008