Auction 165, Lot 140

"Pensilvania Maryland and Virginia", Gibson, John

Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1758 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minimus

Color: Hand Color

3.7 x 2.5 inches
9.4 x 6.4 cm

This miniature map appeared in Atlas Minimus, a pocket atlas containing 52 maps, drawn and engraved by John Gibson, with revisions by Emmanuel Bowen, and published by John Newbery. This map includes minimal information due to its size, focusing on state boundaries, key rivers, and a few cities. The large note near the center of the map reads: "Pensilvania is a rich well peopled & cultivated province, producing grain & cattle of all kidns, timber, potashes, skins, furs, &c. Virginia & Maryland produce tobacco, which the former especially raised in such plenty, as to be able to furnish most parts of Europe with it."

References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 172.

Condition: A

Minor toning with remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/15/2017