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Auction 166, Lot 106

"A Map of the Northern and Middle States; Comprehending the Western Territory and the British Dominions in North America. From the Best Authorities", Stockdale, John

Subject: Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1792 (dated)

Publication: Morse's Geography

Color: Hand Color

15.2 x 12.3 inches
38.6 x 31.2 cm
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This uncommon and information-packed map describes the region from James Bay to Chesapeake Bay and the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and from the Lake of the Woods to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A key in the upper left corner provides an explanation of the various symbols used in the map. Several of the districts and states are shown with distorted borders, but the most interesting feature of the map are the numerous Bounty Land Grants shown in the western frontier including Genl Clarks, Donation Lands from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Ohio Company in Ohio, and Wabash Company, New Jersey Company, and Illinois Company in Illinois. Much of the information is taken from Amos Doolittle's map of the same title. This is the second state. Engraved by G. Allen Sanders, Wells Row, Islington.

References: McCorkle #792.1; Kershaw #389.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now flat, with light soiling and a tiny chip in the title cartouche that has been repaired with archival materials, with the "N" in North America replaced in facsimile. There are several fold separations and a 2" edge tear at right that have all been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/14/2018