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Auction 174, Lot 85

"A New Map of America, from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1806 (dated)

Publication: Cary's New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 18.1 inches
52.1 x 46 cm
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This large map of the Americas features Aliaska in a rudimentary form. The United States is confined to the east of the Mississippi River. A huge mountain range labeled the Stony Mountains bisects the western part of North America, which is depicted as completely unexplored with a few suspected rivers delineated by dotted lines. California is named New Albion. The map extends to show the Sandwich Islands, Britain and Europe, and West Africa.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #736-51.

Condition: B+

There is light toning along the centerfold, minor offsetting, and a short centerfold at bottom that has been closed on verso with paper tape. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/11/2019