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Auction 168, Lot 297

"A New and Accurate Map of the Province of Virginia, in North America", Anon.

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1779 (published)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Black & White

13.3 x 11.1 inches
33.8 x 28.2 cm
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This scarce map is from the Universal Magazine's series of the American colony maps published during the American Revolution. It covers the region from the Chesapeake Bay to the Allegany Mountains. Details include towns, watershed, waterfalls, bridges, plus many early place-names. Some land parcels are identified by owner's name. Relief in the mountains is fully engraved with the Blue Ridge, North Ridge or Devils Back, the Allagany Mountains and more identified. Counties are named but their boundaries are not delineated. Title is in a simple landscape-style cartouche and there is a simple compass rose with fleur-de-lys. Published in the December, 1779 issue of this London-based magazine.

References: Jolly #UNIV-183; Sellers & Van Ee #1444.

Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light toning primarily along the left fold. There is a 3.5" binding tear at right and a few small fold separations that have been repaired on verso with archival materials. A tiny chip in a mostly blank area to the right of the eastern shore of Virginia has been replaced with old paper on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/6/2018