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Auction 146, Lot 101

"A New and Accurate Map of North America Drawn & Engrav'd from the Best Authorities", Gibson, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: The Universal Gazetteer

Color: Black & White

7.6 x 5.6 inches
19.3 x 14.2 cm
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This small but detailed map of North America spans from the upper expanses of Canada to the northern tip of South America, and east to include Britain. The colonies are identified, as is French Louisiana, New Mexico, and California. Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia extend west to the Mississippi River. West of the Mississippi, only two cities appear: Senis in Texas and Sta. Fee. The land north of Baja California is named New Albion, and the mythical land of Quivira is shown in the west. The northwest frontier of the continent is labeled Parts Undiscovered.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #420.4.

Condition: A

Issued folding with some minor soiling and a couple of extraneous creases that barely affect image.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/4/2013