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Auction 176, Lot 53

"America", Smith, Charles

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1820 (dated)

Publication: Smith's New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 13.7 inches
26.2 x 34.8 cm
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A handsome English map of the Americas that extends east to show the western coasts of Europe and Africa. The United States is shown stretching to the Pacific Ocean with Mexico in control of the Southwest. In the Pacific Northwest, the boundary between the United States and Canada is shown along the Columbia River, reflecting British claims in the region. Alaska's shape is relatively correct and a small portion of the eastern Asian coastline is shown along the top border. Near the Antarctic Circle, the South Shetland Islands are depicted, which were discovered the year before (1819) by British mariner William Smith.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #6042.

Condition: B+

Light soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/12/2020