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Auction 150, Lot 86

"North America from the Best Authorities", Lawson, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1800 (circa)

Publication: Barclay's Dictionary

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 7.5 inches
22.4 x 19.1 cm
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This small map of North America is nearly identical to Jedidiah Morse’ map of the same region. 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, appcryphal Northwest Passage links Hudson Bay with Prince William Sound through a laborious system of rivers and lakes in Canada.


Condition: B+

Original color with light soiling and one small wormhole in Alaska.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 9/17/2014