Auction 140, Lot 146

"United States", Smith, Charles

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1820 (dated)

Publication: Smith's New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

Attractive map of the United States focusing on the states east of the Mississippi River with the Missouri Territory beyond. North West Territory takes in the region of present-day Wisconsin and Minnesota. Ohio, Indiana and Illinois are misplaced too far west and Lake Michigan is too small, so that Illinois does not have a border on Lake Michigan. There are several interesting notations concerning early boundaries and several early roads are shown. The southern part of Florida is shown in a inset. The map extends north to include Newfoundland.

References: Phillips (A) #6042-50.

Condition: A

Original color on watermarked paper with an unobtrusive spot near scale of miles and light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/23/2012