Auction 137, Lot 372

"The State of South Carolina from the Best Authorities", Payne, John

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 7.5 inches
21.6 x 19.1 cm

Early map of the state that is finely engraved and full of detail. The map shows fine detail of watershed, towns, wagon roads and mountains. This map was copied and reduced from either Tanner's version in 1796 or Lewis' version in 1795. All three use an exaggerated latitude making the state appear longer north and south.

References: Wheat & Brun #608.

Condition: B+

Nice bright impression. There is some slight creasing and a small stain below the title cartouche. Issued folded and now flat.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2011