Auction 165, Lot 68

"North America, with the Boundaries of the Thirteen United States, as Settled by the Treaty of 1783", Payne, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1791 (published)

Publication: Universal Geography...

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 13.3 inches
36.8 x 33.8 cm

This scarce map was issued in volume two of John Payne's Universal Geography Formed into a New and Entire System; Describing Asia, Africa, Europe, and America... It depicts the new nation with its western border on the Mississippi River, with the states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia stretching from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. The lands to the west of the Mississippi are occupied by the Spanish including Louisiana, New Mexico, New Albion, and New Navarre. A River of the West is seen running from a small inland lake with branches meeting the Pacific Ocean at Nootka and Fuca's Entrance. The interior is filled with Indian tribes and interesting notations including "The Head of this River is unknown" (Missouri River), "Thus far the Mississippi has been ascended", and "Buffaloes Meadows." Decorated by a simple oval cartouche in the Atlantic.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #325-23 (Vol II).

Condition: A

Issued folding on bluish, watermarked paper with original outline color. There is a hint of toning along the right border, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/15/2017