Auction 133, Lot 137

"A Map of the United States of America, with Part of the Adjoining Provinces from the latest Authorities", Wilkinson, R

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 8.4 inches
27.4 x 21.3 cm

This uncommon map presents a pre-Tennessee configuration. The map covers the region from the eastern seaboard to the Mississippi River. The Western Territory takes in all the area west of the Ohio River with several Indian tribes located and areas of Extensive Meadows in today's Illinois. Kentucky occupies a larger area that appears to include part of today's West Virginia. In present-day Tennessee, the North Carolina land grants of Cumberland and Holston are named and attached to North Carolina in an odd configuration. A large unnamed territory in the region of Mississippi and Alabama is the tribal territory of the Chicasaws, Cherokees, Chactaws and Muskogees. In the Northeast Main is noted as belonging to Massachusetts Bay. Engraved by T. Conder.

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Condition: B+

The map image is fine with strong color, dark impression and full, original margins. Two short closed marginal tears at left edge and another at bottom that enters border, also well closed on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/1/2010

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