Auction 129, Lot 346

"A New and Accurate Map of the Province of Virginia, in North America", Anon.

Subject: Colonial Virginia

Period: 1779 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine,

Color: Black & White

13.3 x 11 inches
33.8 x 27.9 cm

This scarce map is from the Universal Magazine's series of the American colony maps published during the American Revolution. It covers the region from Chesapeake Bay to the Allegany Mountains. Details include towns, watershed, waterfalls, bridges, plus many early place-names. Some land parcels are identified by owner's name. Relief in the mountains is fully engraved with the Blue Ridge, North Ridge or Devils Back, the Allagany Mountains and more identified. Counties are named but their boundaries are not delineated. Title is in a simple landscape-style cartouche and there is a simple compass rose with fleur-de-lys. Published in the December, 1779 issue of this London-based magazine.

References: Jolly UNIV-183; Sellers & Van Ee #1444.

Condition: B+

Near fine less some light offsetting. Folding and with binding trim as issued. Printed on thick paper with a fine, large circular watermark.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/23/2009