Auction 145, Lot 159

"Map of the Northern Part of the United States of America", Russell, John C.

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1798 (dated)


Color: Black & White

15.7 x 8.4 inches
39.9 x 21.3 cm

This is a very close copy of Bradley's map of 1797 which was included in Morse's American Gazetteer. It presents an early view of the United States with basic 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, Very Large Meadows, and A High Plain. 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.

References: McCorkle #798.6.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with faint offsetting and a binding trim at right.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/12/2013