Auction 159, Lot 163

"United States", Cobbett, William

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1822 (published)

Publication: A Year's Residence in the United States...

Color: Hand Color

16.4 x 12.6 inches
41.7 x 32 cm

This map is from the second edition of Cobbett's A Year's Residence in the United States. It covers the eastern United States to past the 96th meridian, close to the present-day Missouri/Kansas line. The map shows a hand-colored path from Philadelphia to Illinois Territory, in reference to Thomas Hulme's journey which was covered in his book. A huge Missouri Territory occupies all of the west except for Louisiana, and a large Northwest Territory occupies Wisconsin, Minnesota, and portions of the Dakotas. A large portion of present-day Iowa is marked "unexplored country" and a dotted line through Illinois and Indiana Territory is labeled "Extended Boundary by Various Treaties."

References: Howes #C525; Sabin #14021.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on "Kingsford 1822" watermarked paper that has been flattened and backed with tissue to repair a few minor fold separations and a 2" binding tear at right. Light offsetting.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2016