Auction 170, Lot 104

"North America", Thomson, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1814 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23.4 x 19.5 inches
59.4 x 49.5 cm

This handsome map of the continent shows the latest discoveries in the western parts of Canada and the United States including those of Mackenzie, Hearne, and Lewis & Clark. The map extends to include the northern part of Mexico. The Rocky Mountains are shown with an incorrect westward bulge and there is no Great Salt Lake. The Missouri River is projected too far west and is labeled "course of the Missouri according to the sketch of Capt. Lewis." Along the western coast are a number of British names: New Norfolk, New Cornwall, New Hanover, New Georgia (in present-day Washington and Oregon), and New Albion (California). Many Indian tribes are named including Snake, Plume, Red, Blue, Wolf, and Beaver.

References: Wheat (TMW) #319.

Condition: B+

On a sheet of paper with a "J. Whatman 1813" watermark. There is light toning and faint offsetting along the centerfold.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 11/14/2018