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Auction 161, Lot 136

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

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1768 (circa)

Publication: The Chronology and History of the World...

Color: Black & White

22.4 x 16.3 inches
56.9 x 41.4 cm
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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 little toning that looks like leaf offsetting at bottom corners and a trace of toning at upper center. The map has a crisp impression, and is printed on thick paper that bears the watermark of J. Whatman. There is an archivally repaired centerfold separation in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/8/2017