Auction 135, Lot 203

"The Middle States and Western Territories of the United States including the Seat of the Western War", Carey, Mathew

Subject: Midwest

Period: 1812 (dated)

Publication: Carey & Warner General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 7.7 inches
24.1 x 19.6 cm

This rare copper engraved map covers the region from New Jersey to Illinois and names Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. The northern borders of Illinois and Indiana are aligned with Ohio, so they are beneath Lake Michigan. Chicago and Fort Dearborn are correctly on the lake, but occupy an unnamed region west of Lake Michigan. Michigan is named and Detroit is located. The capitols of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio are given as Kaskaskia, Vincennes and Chilicothe, respectively. The map was obviously made to show the region involved in the War of 1812 with the British.

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Condition: B+

Professionally closed short fold split. Fine full color and crisp impression. The plate is printed off center favoring the top of the paper and leaving a narrow upper margin.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/16/2011

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