Auction 149, Lot 131

"A Map of the British American Plantations Extending from Boston in New England to Georgia; Including All the Back Settlements in the Respective Provinces, As Far As the Mississipi", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

10.8 x 8.6 inches
27.4 x 21.8 cm

This splendid map covers the area east of the Mississippi River, from Niagara Falls to Port Royal, SC. It shows major towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, English and French forts, boundaries, trails and topography. According to Cumming, this map has the most complete delineation of Indian tribes, especially west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a printed map up to this time.

References: Jolly #GENT-89; McCorkle #754-1; Sellers & Van Ee #708; cf. Cumming (SE) #272.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a faint damp stain along a portion of the top border, minor offsetting at bottom, and a binding trim at lower left.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/21/2014