Auction 136, Lot 354

"The State of Virginia from the Best Authorities", Payne, John

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

Early map of the state that is finely engraved and crammed with detail. It extends to show surrounding states and territories. The map shows fine detail of watershed, many towns and villages, wagon roads and trails, counties, court houses, and more. The Northwest Territory lies just across the Ohio River border. The map was derived from John Reid's map for the American Atlas, which in turn was taken from Carey's 1794 folio map. Published by I. Low, New York and engraved by Alexander Anderson (1775-1870).

References: Wheat & Brun #574.

Condition: B+

Nice example that is mostly very good with a little creasing at lower right and close margin at top , as issued with a short tear just into map, closed on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/1/2011