Auction 165, Lot 89

One of the Earliest English-Produced Maps to Acknowledge the United States

"Map of the United States in North America: with the British, French and Spanish Dominions Adjoining, According to the Treaty of 1783", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1783 (dated)


Color: Black & White

20.1 x 16.2 inches
51.1 x 41.1 cm

This is one of the earliest English-produced maps to officially acknowledge the United States. It depicts the new nation with its western border on the Mississippi River. The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia stretch from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. The map is filled with information on early settlements, forts, Indian villages and fishing banks. The title is enclosed in a simple garland cartouche, with the island of Bermuda below. Kitchin, Hydrographer to the King, prepared the map for a special publication by Thomas Cadell. It was subsequently issued in Raynal's history (1783-98) and possibly other publications.

References: McCorkle #783-11; Phillips (M) p. 862.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light offsetting, a 2" binding tear at right that has been closed on verso with archival material, and a binding trim at right that has been replaced with tissue.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $550

Closed on 11/15/2017