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Auction 167, Lot 14

"A New Map of the World with the Latest Discoveries", Brookes, Richard

Subject: World

Period: 1791 (dated)

Publication: The General Gazetteer

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 6 inches
27.4 x 15.2 cm

This double hemisphere world map features nice detail. Only a few states are identified in the United States, which is confined to the east coast. The land to the west of the Mississippi is labeled Louisiana, with California named within Baja California, and Mexico labeled as New Spain. The coastlines of New Zealand and New Guinea are complete and Tasmania is still connected to New Holland.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #26 [1].

Condition: B+

A crisp impression, issued folding and now flattened, with light offsetting, including part of the title page that has offset at right. There is minor soiling and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/28/2018