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Auction 175, Lot 97

"A Map of North America from the Latest Surveys and Maps", Blair, Rev. John

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1802 (circa)

Publication: The Chronology and History of the World

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 16.5 inches
57.2 x 41.9 cm
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Superb map of the eastern portion of the continent that was first published in 1768 during the transitional period leading up to the American Revolution. The map shows much of the region controlled by the British after the French and Indian War. Several of the colonial charters extend to an indeterminate western boundary. The charter and dates are noted along the colonial boundaries, which extend through Louisiana, a Spanish possession at the time. Another conflicting boundary is New Mexico's eastern line, which travels north along the R. Mexicano (Sabine River) before turning northwest where it intersects with Virginia and Carolina's border. This map, finely engraved by Thomas Kitchin, shows a good amount of detail regarding topography and watershed, Indian lands, settlements, fishing banks, and more. This example was published in a later edition of Blair's work as indicated by the 1802 watermark date.

References: McCorkle #768.2.

Condition: A

On a bright sheet of "John Hayes 1802" watermarked paper, issued folding.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 11/13/2019