Auction 148, Lot 82

"North America Agreeable to the Most Approved Maps and Charts", Conder, Thomas

Subject: North America

Period: 1779 (circa)

Publication: Millar's New Complete & Universal System of Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.6 x 13.2 inches
37.1 x 33.5 cm

A Revolutionary War era map shows early colonial boundaries and much interesting cartography. The Carolinas, Virginia, and West Florida all extend to the Mississippi River. The Red River of the North, R. Rouge, is shown correctly flowing from Lake Winnipeg, but connected a little too directly to the Mississippi River. The western part of the continent is described as both Parts Unknown and Intirely Unknown. The West Coast shows the straits of both Juan de Fuca and Martin Aguilar, in addition to the port of San Francisco, noting that Sir Francis Drake spent five weeks there. The interest in a Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay is evident by the notes surrounding the region, including an assertion that "If a West Passage exists it must be thro one of these Bays." An uncommon map.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with a few minor ink smudges.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/19/2014

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