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Auction 164, Lot 198

"Upper Territories of the United States", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: Upper Midwestern United States

Period: 1816 (circa)

Publication: A New and Elegant General Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

8.4 x 10.6 inches
21.3 x 26.9 cm

This map depicts the old Northwest Territory showing the state of Ohio along with Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Northwestern Territory. Indiana would achieve statehood later in the publication year. Detroit is shown with its Canadian neighbor, Windsor, named Sandwich, but there is no Chicago. Several frontier forts are located, but much of the territory still appears unsettled. The apocryphal mountain ridges are the most prominent topography on the map and the fictitious Phillipeaux Island remains in Lake Superior. Engraved by H.S. Tanner and published in Lucas' extremely rare 1816 A New and Elegant General Atlas....

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3542-54.

Condition: B

A dark impression with light toning, occasional small stains, and a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/13/2017