Auction 127, Lot 137

"Map of the United States in North America: with the British, French and Spanish Dominions adjoining, according to the Treaty of 1783", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Eastern United States and Canada

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 16 inches
50.8 x 40.6 cm

This is one of the earliest English maps to officially acknowledge the United States. It depicts the new nation with its western border on the Mississippi River. The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia stretch from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. The map is filled with information on early settlements, forts, Indian villages and fishing banks. The title is enclosed in a simple cartouche, below which is the island of Bermuda. Kitchin, Hydrographer to the King, prepared the map for a special publication by Thomas Cadell. It was subsequently issued in Raynal's history (1783-98) and possibly other publications.

References: McCorkle #783-11; Phillips (M) p. 862.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened with paper repairs at fold intersections and paper added to the binding trim. A 2" tear into the map is repaired with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,500

Sold for: $800

Closed on 2/25/2009

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