Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 128

"A Map of North America from the Latest Surveys and Maps", Blair, Rev. John

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1768 (circa)

Publication: Chronology and History of the World

Color: Black & White

22.8 x 16.7 inches
57.9 x 42.4 cm

Superb map of the continent published during the transitional period leading up to the American Revolution. The map shows much of the region controlled by the British after the French and Indian War. Several of the colonial charters extend to an indeterminate western boundary. The charter and dates are noted along the colonial boundaries, which extend through Louisiana, a Spanish possession at the time. Another conflicting boundary is New Mexico's eastern line, which travels north along the R. Mexicano (Sabine River) before turning northwest where it intersects with Virginia and Carolina's border. This map, finely engraved by Thomas Kitchin, shows a good amount of detail regarding topography and watershed, Indian lands, settlements, fishing banks, and more.

References: McCorkle #768.2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on paper with "Portal & Bridges 1801" watermark. There is light toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet, and a small chip at top right.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/17/2016