Auction 170, Lot 130

"A New Map of the British Empire in Nth. America, Drawn from the Latest Authorities", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1782 (published)

Publication: Millar's New Complete & Universal System of Geography

Color: Black & White

15 x 13.3 inches
38.1 x 33.8 cm

This handsome, uncommon Revolutionary War period map covers the area east of the Mississippi River and from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. It was issued just one year before the Treaty of Paris, and shows the provinces and colonies, towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, along with mines, forts and other points of interest. Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia extend to the Mississippi River, and the area north of the Ohio River is filled with the names of numerous Indian tribes. An inset depicts southern Florida as a vast group of islands, and the map is adorned with an allegorical title cartouche.

References: McCorkle #782.10; Sellers & Van Ee #180.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a clean sheet with professional repairs to an edge chip at bottom right with a tiny amount of border missing.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/14/2018