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Auction 161, Lot 27

"The World from the Best Authorities", Doolittle, Amos

Subject: World

Period: 1793 (published)

Publication: Morse's American Universal Geography...

Color: Black & White

14.4 x 7.8 inches
36.6 x 19.8 cm

This attractive double hemispheric world map is decorated by a central floral title cartouche. In North America, a speculative River of the West is shown flowing from Pikes Lake above New Albion, and the United States is confined to east of the Mississippi River. In Australia, a huge New South Wales stretches across the entire east coast of New Holland from Van Diemens Land (still attached) to the Cape York Peninsula. There are only a few clues suggesting Antarctica's existence including Bouvet's Cape Circumcision and a small Terra Australis. Published by Thomas & Andrews.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books Books) #303-1.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light to moderate toning and offsetting.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/8/2017