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Auction 174, Lot 132

"United States of America",

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1808 (dated)

Publication: Atlas to Cruttwell's Gazetteer

Color: Hand Color

15.3 x 13.6 inches
38.9 x 34.5 cm
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This early map of the United States extends from East & West Florida north to the lands of the Eastern Sioux and west to Lake of the Woods. The region to the west of the Mississippi River is labeled Louisiana and is completely devoid of detail. The shapes of the states are somewhat distorted, with Tennessee named but not defined by borders. A huge Western Territory occupies everything east of Pennsylvania and north of Kentucky. A large area south of Kentucky and west of Georgia to the Mississippi is unnamed but filled with Indian names. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orne. This atlas went through several editions beginning in 1799.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #715-7; cf. McCorkle #799-10.

Condition: B+

Issued on "1807" watermarked paper with faint toning and scattered foxing mostly in the blank margins. A short centerfold separation at bottom extends 1" into the image and has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/11/2019