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Auction 168, Lot 281

"A New and Accurate Map of North Carolina, in North America", Anon.

Subject: North Carolina

Period: 1779 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Black & White

14 x 10.6 inches
35.6 x 26.9 cm

This scarce map of North Carolina published during the American Revolution, is apparently based on Henry Mouzon's 1778 foundation map of the region. It is filled with details including rivers, early settlements, and a number of court houses. The counties are named but their boundaries are not delineated. The Old Boundary Line of South Carolina is noted. The title is enclosed in an attractive landscape style cartouche. Published in the October, 1779 issue of this London-produced magazine.

References: Jolly #UNIV-182; Sellers & Van Ee #1501.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, with archival repairs to a short fold separation and a couple of tiny holes at fold intersections. There is some printer's ink residue in the title cartouche and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/6/2018