Auction 126, Lot 147

"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: Black & White

Size:
10.7 x 8.6 inches
27.2 x 21.8 cm

This splendid 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, this map has the most complete delineation of Indian tribes, especially west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a printed map up to this time.

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

Condition: B+

Close margin at lower left, as issued. A hint of toning.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/3/2008

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