Auction 140, Lot 317

"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

9.8 x 7.5 inches
24.9 x 19.1 cm

Early map of the state that is finely engraved and filled with detail. The map shows fine detail of watershed, many towns and villages, wagon roads and trails, counties and court houses. The Northwest Territory lies just across the Ohio River border. 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 John Low, New York and engraved by Alexander Anderson (1775-1870).

References: Wheat & Brun #574.

Condition: B+

Nice example that is mostly very good with very slight creasing near the fold and minor offsetting. Issued folded and now flat.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/23/2012