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Auction 146, Lot 151

"Part of North America, Comprehending the Course of the Ohio, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina & Georgia", Cary, John

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1795 (published)

Publication: Guthrie's Universal Geography Improved

Color: Black & White

11.6 x 8.3 inches
29.5 x 21.1 cm
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A finely engraved map based on the larger map by Didier Robert de Vaugondy (McCorkle 755.37). The map is filled with detail of early settlements, Indian villages, and topography. The colonies extend to the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, with North Carolina shown in an unusual, skinny configuration. The top left of the map is filed with the inset "Supplement to Carolina" which extends the map through South Carolina and part of Georgia on the same scale. With an oval title cartouche at lower right in the Atlantic. This is a later edition of the map with Cary's name and imprint removed. Earlier, it appeared in Seally's 1782 Dictionary, in Michael Adam's New Royal Geographical Magazine, and in his 1794 New Royal System of Universal Geography.

References: McCorkle #782.9.

Condition: B+

Light toning and faint offsetting with a few minor spots in the image.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 9/4/2013