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Auction 126, Lot 198

"Map of North and South Carolina", Denison, James

Subject: North & South Carolina

Period: 1797 (circa)

Publication: Morse's Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

9 x 7.5 inches
22.9 x 19.1 cm
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The first state map of the Carolinas features a key to roads, chapels, courthouses, meeting houses and dwellings. The counties and districts in each state are named but are only delineated in South Carolina. There is a Moravian settlement near Guilford, NC. The Tennessee Gov't borders North Carolina to the west. This attractive early American map was engraved by Doolittle.

References: Wheat & Brun #585

Condition: B+

Folding, as issued. Very nice impression. The sheet has original margins, a small water stain at center of lower margin and a few pin holes in map.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/3/2008