Auction 151, Lot 139

"A New and Accurate Map of the United States of America, &c. from the Best Authorities", Brown, Thomas

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1793 (circa)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.1 x 10.6 inches
33.3 x 26.9 cm

A very scarce little map from the first general atlas published in Scotland. The map covers the region from the eastern seaboard to the Mississippi River. Western Territory takes in all the area west of the Ohio River with several Indian tribes located within it. Kentucky occupies a loosely organized region west of Virginia. In present-day Tennessee, the North Carolina land grants of Cumberland and Holstonare located, extending North Carolina in an odd configuration. An unnamed territory in the region of Mississippi and Alabama is the tribal territory of the Chickasaws, Cherokees, Choctaws, and Muskogees. Main is noted as belonging to Massachusetts Bay. A 136 foot Niagara Fall is located, as is the Country of the Six Nations. Engraved by John Menzies.

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Condition: A

A dark impression with a faint damp stain that just enters the image at top right.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $600

Closed on 11/19/2014

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