Auction 148, Lot 87

"A New Map of North America Shewing All the New Discoveries", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: North America

Period: 1797 (dated)

Publication: American Gazetteer

Color: Black & White

9.1 x 7.6 inches
23.1 x 19.3 cm

This small map of North America served as the frontispiece to Morse's American Gazetteer. Florida is divided into East and West Florida. Sir Francis Drake's Harbor is shown on the coast of present-day California which is labeled New Albion. A prominent River of the West flows into the Pacific at the Entrance of Juan de Fuca and an elaborate, apocryphal Northwest Passage links Hudson Bay with Prince William Sound through a laborious system of rivers and lakes in Canada. The Arctic shoreline is indicated with a dashed line. Engraved by Samuel Hill.

References: Wheat & Brun #60, Wheat (TMW) #244.

Condition: A

Issued folding with two short fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape and faint soiling.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/19/2014