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Auction 163, Lot 166

"A New and General Map of the Southern Dominions Belonging to the United States of America, viz: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia: with the Bordering Indian Countries and the Spanish Possessions of Louisiana and Florida", Laurie & Whittle

Subject: Southern United States

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: A New & Elegant Imperial Sheet Atlas of the World...

Color: Hand Color

25.3 x 19.6 inches
64.3 x 49.8 cm
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This is the second edition of this important map that was first published in 1776 in a British military atlas. In this edition the title has been revised to acknowledge the United States. The map is based on the work of De Brahm, Collet, Mouzon and the important hydrographical surveys of the coast of Florida and the Bahamas by Bernard Romans. It includes inset plans of St. Augustine and Charleston above the decorative title cartouche. The map is most noteworthy for its depiction of East and West Florida. The coastline of the Florida peninsula is accurately depicted but the interior remains virtually unknown with a spine of mountains, labeled the Great Sandy Ridge, extending down the center of the peninsula. The map is filled with information concerning the Indian Nations, with numerous trails, roads and villages located.

References: Tooley (Amer) pp. 98-9, #78-b.

Condition: B

Original outline color with scattered staining and faint offsetting. There are light damp stains in the top corners of the sheet, which has been backed with paper in the corners on verso to prevent the paper from tearing.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $900

Closed on 6/14/2017