"[Lot of 2] Le Provincie Settentrionali degli Stati Uniti [with] Le Provincie Meridionali degli Stati Uniti", Anon.
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1822 (published)
Publication: Botta's History of the American War
Color: Black & White
17.4 x 12.4 inches
44.2 x 31.5 cm
A very uncommon pair of Italian produced maps showing the eastern United States on two sheets. Le Provincie Settentrionali degli Stati Uniti covers the area from Maine, south to Maryland, and west to the Ohio-Pennsylvania boundary. The map has good detail of the topography, watershed and settlements of the region. Le Provincie Meridionali degli Stati Uniti covers the states of Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina and part of Georgia. It provides a good view of early settlements and roads, as well as the mountains, forests and Indian villages. Between Tennessee and Georgia is a long strip of land labeled Territorio degli Stati Uniti. This land originally belonged to South Carolina but was ceded back to the United States in 1787, subject to Indian occupancy. Numerous Indian villages are shown, especially in the region of present-day Alabama.
Both have crisp impressions on bright paper with wide margins. Folding, as issued. A small smudge of printer's ink at left margin of north map. Both sheets with multiple large watermarks, uncommon on early machine made paper.