Auction 148, Lot 134

"British Possessions in North America", Arrowsmith, Aaron, Sr.

Subject: Northern United States & Canada

Period: 1809 (dated)


Color: Black & White

15.6 x 10.8 inches
39.6 x 27.4 cm

This intriguing map shows the United States from North Carolina on up and extends north through Canada to Baffin Bay. There is good topographical detail, and important cities and various Indian tribes are identified. What is most notable here is the depiction of the networks of rivers, lakes, and bays of the region. Notations throughout provide interesting details of the continent's frontiers, with many referencing the Indians' geographical knowledge. Drawn and engraved by John Russell, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme.


Condition: A

Faint scattered foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/19/2014