Auction 142, Lot 106

"[Lot of 2] A New Map of North America Shewing all the New Discoveries [and] Map of the Northern Part of the United States of America", Russell, John C.

Subject: North America

Period: 1798 (dated)

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Color: Black & White

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A. A New Map of North America Shewing all the New Discoveries, (8.8 x 7.5"). This small map of North America shows a somewhat developed east coast with very little information west of the Mississippi. Florida is divided into East and West Florida. Texas is noted as only a city, as is the legendary Teguayo. There is a large unnamed lake in present day Montana, and the Arctic Circle is indicated with a dashed line. Condition: Issued folding with a clean fold separation that extends 4" into the map image along with some light offsetting and toning.

B. Map of the Northern Part of the United States of America, (15.4 x 8.3"). This map of the young United States presents early knowledge of topography and watersheds, roads and settlements. The map covers the region from the District of Maine south to Virginia and Kentuckey, and westward to just beyond the Mississippi River. In the western frontier are Large Meadows, Coal Mines, and Very Large Meadows. St. Louis is located by a tiny dot. A Great Cave is located just west of Kentucky near the Ohio River. Lines show the "Indian Boundary" and "Gen. Wayne's Treaty 1795" line. Beyond this line numerous reservations are located including Chicago. The Western Reserve is here called New Connecticut. Five proposed new states are indicated with Roman numerals, which match closely Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Condition: Issued folding on watermarked paper with three fold separations that each extend approximately 1" into the map image along with some light offsetting, toning and a few minute worm holes. There is a binding trim at lower right with minor loss of neatline.

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Condition: B

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Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/28/2012

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