Auction 137, Lot 391

"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 full of detail. It extends to show surrounding states and territories. There is detail of watershed, towns, wagon roads and trails, counties, and courthouses. The Northwestern Territory west of the Ohio River contains no details. 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.

References: Wheat & Brun #574.

Condition: B+

Nice example with minor toning and offsetting.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/14/2011