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Auction 156, Lot 303

"The State of South Carolina from the Best Authorities", Low, E.

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: The New Encyclopaedia...

Color: Black & White

8.4 x 7.4 inches
21.3 x 18.8 cm

This early map of the state is finely engraved and full of detail. The map shows watershed, towns, wagon roads, and mountains. This map was copied and reduced from either Tanner's version in 1796 or Lewis' version in 1795. All three use an exaggerated latitude making the state appear longer north and south. Originally appeared in Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography, also published by I. Low. Engraved by Scoles.

References: cf. Wheat & Brun #608.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with some faint spotting in the image.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/17/2016