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Auction 147, Lot 235

"North Carolina from the Best Authorities", Low, E.

Subject: North Carolina

Period: 1800 (dated)

Publication: The New Encyclopaedia

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 7.4 inches
32.3 x 18.8 cm
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This is an early map of the state of North Carolina, which is a reduced version of Reid’s map of 1796. The map shows fine detail of watershed, towns, wagon roads, and mountains. There is particular emphasis on the Outer Banks. It locates Roanoke Island, Cape Fear, the Great Alligator dismal Swamp along the southern edge of the Albemarle Sound, and the Gr. Dismal Lebanon Swamp along the northern edge.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with a 2" split near the fold at bottom right that has been closed with archival tape on verso and some extraneous creases.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/20/2013