Auction 127, Lot 140

"A New Map of the United States of North America with the British Dominions on that Continent &c.", Dunn, Samuel

Subject: Eastern United States and Canada

Period: 1794 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 18.6 inches
30.5 x 47.2 cm

This interesting map was first published in 1774 with the title, A Map of the British Empire in North America. This edition reflects the radical change in Britain's Empire; the British Dominions are now confined to present-day Canada and the fledgling United States takes in the region east of the Mississippi River. A table enclosed in a simple cartouche at top lists the 13 original states, Vermont as the newest state, and "all the Lands between the Lakes, The Apalaches [sic] and the Missisipi [sic]." and three the British dominions (Territories of the Hudson Bay Company, Province of Quebec and Canada, and Newfoundland). Spain is shown in possession of Florida and France controls Louisiana. In the United States the boundaries of the states are shown only extending to the Appalachian Mountains with Indian nations occupying the western lands. An interesting notation in Canada declares that there is no passage to the Pacific from Hudson Bay. Fifth state, published by Laurie & Whittle.

References: McCorkle #794.5; cf Stevens & Tree #53d.

Condition: A

Nice impression and original outline color with a tiny bit of faint offsetting.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300


Closed on 2/25/2009