Auction 140, Lot 162

"A Map of Pennsylvania Delaware New Jersey & Maryland, with the Parts Adjacent", Thackara, James

Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1798 (published)

Publication: The History of Pennsylvania

Color: Black & White

15.3 x 12.3 inches
38.9 x 31.2 cm

This rare map was engraved by James Thackara and published in Robert Proud's The History of Pennsylvania. The map covers an area from southern New York to Central Virginia and displays rudimentary topographical detail of the Allegheny Mountains and Chesapeake Bay as well as towns, settlements, roads and rivers. Delaware is also labeled as Territories of Pennsylvania. A simple compass rose adorns the Atlantic Ocean.

References: Wheat & Brun #312.

Condition: B

Issued folding with a few tiny fold separations that have been closed with archival tape on verso, a very small wormhole at lower right and some scattered spots in the image. There is a binding trim and minor insertion tear at lower right that has been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/23/2012