Auction 133, Lot 149

"A New and accurate Map of the Colony of Massachusets Bay, in North America from a Late Survey", Anon.

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1780 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine,

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 10.4 inches
32.5 x 26.4 cm

This Revolutionary War era map focuses on Massachusetts and also covers all of Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut and New Hampshire. Handsomely adorned with a wreath-style title cartouche and delicate compass rose, it provides a good view of the towns, roads, early counties, as well as rivers, ponds and waterfalls. The maps issued in the Universal Magazine are among the best executed and attractive of the British magazine maps, this being no exception. These maps were issued during a crucial point in history and provided the British public with up-to-date information on the war in America.

References: Jolly UNIV-190; McCorkle #780-12; Sellers & Van Ee #881.

Condition: B+

Folding, as issued. The binding trim at lower right has been replaced to accommodate framing and a tiny binding tear in the border has been repaired.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/1/2010