Auction 154, Lot 101

"A New & Accurate Map of North America; from the Best Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1780 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

8.7 x 7.6 inches
22.1 x 19.3 cm

This uncommon map covers the eastern part of North America from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. It shows boundaries, colonies, towns, cities, forts, and Indian tribal territory. Earl Granville's Property is shown to extend past the Mississippi to the western edge of the map. The southwest region is called Cenis and there is a town with the same name. Fort St. Charles is the furthest west settlement. The map is based on John Entick's map of the region from The General History of the Late War published in 1766. Published by Macgowan and Davis.

References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #105.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light printer's ink residue and one small spot in the north Atlantic. Narrow bottom margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2015