Auction 129, Lot 168

"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: Hand Color

10.8 x 8.6 inches
27.4 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: A

The map is close trimmed at left for binding. The color is a little light, but the map image is near fine.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/23/2009