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Auction 164, Lot 116

"A Correct Map of the United States of North America. Including the British and Spanish Territories, Carefully Laid Down Agreeable to the Treaty of 1784", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Bankes's New System of Universal Geography

Color: Hand Color

17.6 x 12.4 inches
44.7 x 31.5 cm
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This early map of the United States was created at the conclusion of the American Revolution, with the new western boundary along the Mississippi River. Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia have no western boundaries, suggesting their limits extend to the Mississippi. Florida is divided between East & West. The frontier region includes limited information up to Lake Winnipeg, with Indian names and interesting notations such as Extensive Meadows Full of Buffalos north of the Missouri River, and Country Full of Mines just north of Arkansas.

References: McCorkle #787.1; Sellers & Van Ee #756.

Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened with some minor toning and a few spots of foxing. A dampstain is confined to the right blank margin.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/13/2017