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Auction 152, Lot 76

"[Lot of 2] America [and] North America", Thomson, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1814 (circa)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

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A. America, circa 1814 (20.1 x 17.9"). In Thomson's style, this well engraved map shows the latest discoveries including those of Mackenzie, Hearne, and Lewis & Clark. The map extends to include the coasts of Europe and West Africa, and it presents good detail of islands in the eastern portion of the South Pacific. The United States is shown north of East and West Florida, and east of the Mississippi River. The land west of the Mississippi is called Louisiana, and the northwest portion of the continent is largely void of detail. Hawaii is named Sandwich Isles. Engraved by Neele & Son. Ref: Phillips (A) #731-52. Condition: A strong impression with a hint of toning along centerfold and a nearly invisible centerfold separation at bottom that extends 3.5" into the image closed on verso with archival tape.

B. North America, dated 1814 (23.4 x 19.8"). Handsome map of the continent also showing the latest discoveries in the western parts of Canada and the United States. The map extends to include the northern part of Mexico. The Rocky Mountains are shown with an incorrect westward bulge and there is no Great Salt Lake. The Missouri River is projected too far west and is labeled "course of the Missouri according to the sketch of Capt. Lewis." 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, Blue, Wolf, and Beaver. Ref: Wheat (TMW) #319. Condition: A nice impression with faint color offsetting, a few minor spots of foxing, and a short printer's crease to the right of the centerfold at bottom.


Condition: B+

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Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/18/2015