Auction 155, Lot 139

"An Accurate Map of the United States of America, According to the Treaty of Peace of 1783", Russell, John C.

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the American United States

Color: Black & White

18.4 x 14.5 inches
46.7 x 36.8 cm

This is a very early map of the young United States that details the states, new territories, and the Indian lands east of the Mississippi River. The Western Territories include several Bounty Land Grants including Colonel Simmers, Army Land, Ohio Company, Illinois Company, Wabash Company, and New Jersey Company. The area northeast of the Mississippi River is largely unorganized and denoted as "Divided into 10 States by a Resolve of Congress in 1784." A large section of Kentucky is Land Reserved for the Virginia Troops. The newly formed Tennessee Government is outlined with a large section Reserved for the N. Carolina Troops. Georgia extends to the Mississippi River. Various Indian tribes and forts are indicated throughout. The Twenty Leagues Line is drawn in the Atlantic.

References: McCorkle #794-14; Phillips (A) #1363-4.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a clean sheet with just a hint of offsetting. There is a 4.5" binding tear and associated 2.5" fold separation extending from the tear that have been professionally repaired on verso. Issued folding and now flattened.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/18/2015