Auction 161, Lot 79

"A New Map of America, from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1806 (dated)

Publication: Cary's New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 18.2 inches
52.1 x 46.2 cm

This large map of the Americas features Aliaska in a rudimentary form. The United States is confined to the east of the Mississippi River. A huge mountain range labeled the Stony Mountains bisects the western part of North America, which is depicted as completely unexplored with a few suspected rivers delineated by dotted lines. California is named New Albion. The map extends to show the Sandwich Islands, Britain and Europe, and western Africa.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #736-51.

Condition: A

On a sturdy sheet with some edge tears in the blank margins that have been closed with archival materials.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/8/2017

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