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Auction 130, Lot 116

"North America including the United States and their Boundaries, Acceptable to the Peace of 1783 [bound in book]", Fielding, John

Subject: Eastern North America

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: The Polite Traveller, and British Navigator. Volume the Fourth…

Color: Black & White

7 x 4.5 inches
17.8 x 11.4 cm
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This is a very early map of the newly created United States and names all 13 states. The northeast is simply labeled New England and Florida is divided into East and West. The southern states are bounded on the west by the huge Indian Nations, which extend to the Mississippi River. The boundary line is called Indians Antiant Boundary. Louisiana Territory is located beyond the Mississippi River. The laurel leaf cartouche has portraits of Washington and Franklin in medallions at the sides. Engraved by Woodman & Multow. The map is still bound in the fourth volume of The Polite Traveller, London: Printed for John Fielding. In original leather with gilt lettered red spine label and four raised bands, (24mo), 3.5" x 5.5", 144 pp. plus folding map.

References: McCorkle #783.19

Condition: B+

The map with strong impression and full margins. A little light scattered foxing. The binding is very nice with some light staining on covers and a little cracking at edges of spine, contents sound and very good.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/2/2009