Auction 150, Lot 151

"A Correct Map of the United States of North America, Including the British and Spanish Territories, Carefully Laid Down Agreeable to the Treaty of 1784", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Banke's New System of Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

17.5 x 12.5 inches
44.5 x 31.8 cm

An early map of the United States created at the conclusion of the American Revolution, after the Treaty of Paris. The western boundary is along the Mississippi River. The western region is full of information up to Lake Winnipeg, with Indian names and interesting notations such as Extensive Meadows Full of Buffalos, north of the Missouri River, and Country Full of Mines, just north of Arkansas.

References: McCorkle #787.1; Sellers & Van Ee #756.

Condition: B

There is some light scattered foxing in the image and a small unobtrusive hole in Lake Superior. A short fold separation confined to the top blank margin has been closed on verso with archival material.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/17/2014