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Auction 153, Lot 327

"Virginia", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1796 (circa)

Publication: The American Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

7.6 x 5.8 inches
19.3 x 14.7 cm

This map of Virginia is nearly identical to the maps of Barker and Scott, but here the western boundary is not shown on either the eastern or western fork of the Big Sandy River. It features fine topographical detail and names several towns and cities, including Washington (not yet the District of Columbia), Richmond, Charlotteville, and, outside the state, Pittsburg. Tennessee is still N.W. Territory. Onancock is labeled Onaucook, again a similarity to the Barker and Scott maps. Published by Thomas & Andrews and engraved by Samuel Hill.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography) #304-12; Wheat & Brun #571.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with one faint spot and some small chips in the blank margins. Backed in tissue to reinforce the fold and repair two short tears.

Estimate: $190 - $220


Closed on 5/20/2015