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Auction 151, Lot 287

"The State of South Carolina from the Best Authorities", Payne, John

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: New Encyclopaedia

Color: Black & White

8.4 x 7.4 inches
21.3 x 18.8 cm

This early map of the state is finely engraved and full of detail. The map shows watershed, towns, wagon roads, and mountains. This map was copied and reduced from either Tanner's version in 1796 or Lewis' version in 1795. All three use an exaggerated latitude making the state appear longer north and south. Originally appeared in Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography, also published by I. Low. Engraved by Scoles.

References: cf. Wheat & Brun #608.

Condition: A

A hint of soiling at bottom, mostly confined to the blank margin. A tear that just enters map at bottom right has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014