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Auction 163, Lot 74

"[Untitled - Map of the United States] [with title page and introduction]", Drury, Luke

Subject: United States

Period: 1822 (published)

Publication: A Geography for Schools...

Color: Hand Color

13 x 7.4 inches
33 x 18.8 cm
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This map was issued in Luke Drury's scarce A Geography for Schools, upon a Plan Entirely New, Consisting of an Analytical Arrangement of All the Great Features of Nature, Particularly Adapted to an Atlas of Forty Luminous and Concise Maps.... Missouri, Arkansas Territory, and Louisiana define the western frontier at this point in time, with only basic topography and the larger river systems depicted in the west. Arkansas Territory is in its large configuration including present-day Oklahoma, and Northwest Territory consists of today's Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Florida is divided between East & West, and would be combined into Florida Territory shortly after this publication.

Included with the map is the title page and one page introduction from Drury's Geography....

References: Phillips (Atlases) #279.

Condition: B

There is scattered foxing and light offsetting that is concentrated along the centerfold, and a damp stain along the right third of the sheet that is mostly in blank areas. Centerfold separations at top and bottom are confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/14/2017