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Auction 163, Lot 346

"An Historical Map of Pennsylvania Showing the Indian Names of Streams and Villages...", Sheafer, P. W.

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1875 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

40.4 x 22.5 inches
102.6 x 57.2 cm
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This fascinating map is filled with information relating to Pennsylvania's development. The most prominent feature is the use of color to show the acquisition of Indian lands from 1718-1784. The map also locates numerous old forts and battlefields, Indian villages, and trails. To the left of the main image is a representation of an Indian map of the West Branch of the Susquehanna, hieroglyphics, and a series of carved figures. Included with the map is the title page from the report. Published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 670.

Condition: B+

A clean, bright example with several small fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape. Issued folding and now flattened.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/14/2017