Auction 150, Lot 88

"North America", Thomson, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1824 (circa)

Publication: A General Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

11.6 x 8.8 inches
29.5 x 22.4 cm

Handsome small map of the continent showing the latest discoveries in Canada including those of Mackenzie and Hearne. In the United States, the Rocky Mountains are shown with an incorrect westward bulge and there is no Great Salt Lake. Along the western coast are a number of British names: New Norfolk, New Cornwall, New Hanover, New Georgia (in present-day Washington and Oregon) and New Albion (California). Many Indian tribes are named including Snake, Plume, Red, Wolf, and Sioux. Decorated by a small vignette of Fort Niagara at bottom.


Condition: B+

There are a few minor pencil notations in the image and light soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/17/2014