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Auction 163, Lot 350

"The State of South Carolina from the Best Authorities", Payne, John

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: New and Complete System of Universal Geography...

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 7.7 inches
21.6 x 19.6 cm
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This early map of the state is finely engraved and full of detail. The map shows watershed, towns, wagon roads, and mountains. This map was copied and reduced from either Tanner's version in 1796 or Lewis' version in 1795. All three use an exaggerated latitude making the state appear longer north and south. Originally appeared in Payne's New and Complete Universal Geography, also published by I. Low. Engraved by Scoles.

References: cf. Wheat & Brun #608.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light offsetting and a strip of toning at right. A tear at top left has been repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/14/2017