Auction 149, Lot 114

"British Dominions in America, Drawn from the Latest and Best Authorities", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial United States & Canada

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: Guthrie's New Geographical Grammar

Color: Black & White

14.8 x 13.4 inches
37.6 x 34 cm

This handsome colonial period map covers the area east of the Mississippi River and from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. It shows the provinces and colonies, towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, forts, and other points of interest. The British Colonies extend to the Mississippi River and include the Canadian Province of Quebec, Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland; thus relegating the French colonies to the frontier. Florida is divided into two provinces with the northern boundary of East Florida extending north of the 31° parallel, reflecting a long boundary dispute between Britain and Spain. The southern tip of Florida is presented as a group of large islands and is shown in an inset.

References: McCorkle #780.6; Goss (NA) #64.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, on watermarked paper with minor soiling and a few fold separations and tears that have been archivally repaired. There is also a 5-6" binding tear at right that has been professionally closed on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/21/2014