Auction 139, Lot 175

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

Subject: Southeast United States

Period: 1796 (circa)

Publication: Morse's Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

9 x 7.5 inches
22.9 x 19.1 cm

This first state map of the Carolinas features a legend that identifies district lines, 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 carries the imprint of Thomas & Andrews above upper neatline.

References: Wheat & Brun #585.

Condition: B+

Nice impression with some light offsetting and scattered foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012