Auction 151, Lot 115

"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 & Canada

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Bankes's New System of Universal Geography

Color: Hand Color

17.6 x 12.4 inches
44.7 x 31.5 cm

This early map of the United States was 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+

Issued folding, now flat, with light soiling. A couple short fold separations at bottom have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $500

Closed on 11/19/2014