Auction 133, Lot 140

"Stati Uniti di Arrowsmith",

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1815 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 9.3 inches
20.3 x 23.6 cm

This beautifully engraved, Italian map is based on Arrowsmith's similar map of the United States. The new Territory of Mississippi takes in present-day Mississippi and Alabama. Spain is still in control of Florida. The large, unnamed northwestern Tennessee is filled with Indian names. Locates many forts, native villages, and frontier settlements are noted including Miniere di Piembo, and Kickapoo Town. There are few place names west of the Mississippi, which is labeled Louisiana. Published in Milan by Pietro and Giuseppi Vallardi. Below neatline at right "Deposto alla I.C. Bibblioteca."

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Condition: A+

Crisp engraving with huge margins. Small, light foxing or soiling at lower right corner, several inches away from image.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/1/2010

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