Auction 151, Lot 277

"North Carolina from the Latest Surveys", Lewis/Carey

Subject: North Carolina

Period: 1814 (circa)

Publication: Carey's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 11 inches
47.2 x 27.9 cm

Early nineteenth century map of the state with great detail and good representation of the Outer Banks. At bottom left is an inset entitled "Western Part of North Carolina on the same scale" containing Buncombe and Haywood counties. Haywood and Columbus counties, which were established in 1808, were the newest counties at the time the map was published. Interestingly, Anson County is delineated, but not named, despite the fact that it was established in 1750. Towns, roads, rivers, mountains and swamps are well depicted throughout, with the exception of Haywood County, which is noted as "not surveyed."

References: Williams & Johnson #16-7; Phillips (A) #1372-18.

Condition: B

Original color with light offsetting, moderate toning along centerfold, and light soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/19/2014