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Auction 161, Lot 80

"America", Thomson, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1817 (circa)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23.4 x 19.7 inches
59.4 x 50 cm

In Thomson's style, this well engraved map shows the latest discoveries including those of Mackenzie, Hearne, and Lewis & Clark. The map extends to include the coasts of Europe and West Africa, and it presents good detail of islands in the eastern portion of the South Pacific. The United States is shown north of East and West Florida, and east of the Mississippi River. The land west of the Mississippi is called Louisiana, and the northwest portion of the continent is largely void of detail. Hawaii is named Sandwich Isles.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #731-52.

Condition: B+

Light color offsetting and scattered foxing which is more prominent in the lower blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 2/8/2017