Auction 134, Lot 184

"Map of North and South Carolina", Denison, James

Subject: Southeastern United States

Period: 1797 (circa)

Publication: Morse's Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

9 x 7.5 inches
22.9 x 19.1 cm

The first state map of the Carolinas features a key to roads, chapels, courthouses, meeting houses and dwellings. The counties and districts in each state are named but are only delineated in South Carolina. There is a Moravian settlement near Guilford, NC. The Tennessee Gov't borders North Carolina to the west. This attractive early American map was engraved by Doolittle and published by Thomas & Andrews.

References: Wheat & Brun #585

Condition: A

Very nice example with strong, early impression with some text layout lines still evident.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/1/2010