Auction 170, Lot 183

"A Map of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland with Part of New Jersey &c.", Baldwin, Robert

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1755 (dated)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

10.3 x 8.4 inches
26.2 x 21.3 cm

This uncommon little map of the Southeast was based upon John Mitchell's Map of the British Colonies. The colonies are shown to extend to the Mississippi River, beyond which is French Louisiana and the domains of the Arkansas, Chactaw, and Osage Indians. There is no border shown between South Carolina and Georgia and most of that region is dominated by Indians villages and a lone Eng. Factories in present-day Mississippi. Many early forts are located including Ft. Mobile, Ft. Rosalie, Ft. Francis, Ft. Chartres, Ft. Orleans on the Missouri, and numerous unnamed French and English forts.

References: Jolly #LOND-95; Cumming (SE) #294; Sellers & Van Ee #1381.

Condition: A

A crisp impression issued folding on a clean, bright sheet with a single tiny rust spot and a narrow left margin.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/14/2018