Auction 148, Lot 184

"Map of the Middle States, of America. Comprehends New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the Territory N:W: of Ohio", Russell, John C.

Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: Historical, Geographical ...View of the United States

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.1 x 14.3 inches
46 x 36.3 cm

This detailed map extends from New York through Delaware and west to Lake Huron, Great Traverse Bay, Ft. Miami and Ft. Washington. The area west of Virginia includes several Bounty Land Grants: Seven Ranges, Army Lands, Ohio Company, Donation Lands from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Colonel Simmes Grant. It also shows Indiana in what is now West Virginia. This region was originally granted to a Philadelphia trading company by the Iroquois Confederacy in 1768. Then in 1776 it was sold to the Indiana Land Company, but was also claimed by the State of Virginia as a part of her original charter. The resulting battle between the private land company and Virginia resulted in the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and is one of the most interesting chapters in the history of the young United States. The map also names a host of early settlements including Hurricane Toms, Morgans Town, Lick Town, Kill Buck Town, Salt Lick Town, Wills Town, New Comers Town, and Beavers Town. It also locates Indian villages, forts, and mines.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened with a 2" tear at the bottom that has been professionally repaired and a couple tiny splits at fold intersections, one of which has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/19/2014

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