Auction 127, Lot 132

"A New Map of North America from the Latest Discoveries", Spilsbury, J.

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1761 (dated)

Publication: Smollett's Continuation of the Complete History of England

Color: Black & White

14.75 x 10.9 inches
37.5 x 27.7 cm

Fine map of the colonial possessions in North America east of the Rocky Mountains. It shows early settlements, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory. The colonies have boundaries extending past the map's western border. Various treaty and charter boundaries are shown. Earl Granville's Property stretches from the Atlantic west to beyond the Mississippi River. In Florida, a line from Fort St. George to St. Mark delineates the Limits Stipulated in 1738, and below, nearly to Cape Canaveral, are the Bounds of Carolina by Charter of 1665. The fishing banks off Canada are prominently noted. The map is enhanced by a delicate title cartouche and compass rose. This map is the uncommon first state per McCorkle, not the 1763 London Magazine edition.

References: McCorkle #761-3; Sellers & Van Ee #89.

Condition: B

The map has a long tear above cartouche and some fold splits, all well closed on verso with full tissue backing to map. There is a little toning or soiling in left portion of map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/25/2009