Auction 178, Lot 88

"British Dominions in America, Drawn from the Latest and Best Authorities [with related text]", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1782 (published)

Publication: Guthrie's A New System of Modern Geography...

Color: Hand Color

14.8 x 13.3 inches
37.6 x 33.8 cm

This handsome colonial period map covers the area east of the Mississippi River and from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. It shows the provinces and colonies, towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, forts, and other points of interest. The British Colonies extend to the Mississippi River and include the Canadian Province of Quebec, Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland; thus relegating the French colonies to the frontier. Florida is divided into two provinces with the northern boundary of East Florida extending north of the 31° parallel, reflecting a long boundary dispute between Britain and Spain. The southern tip of Florida is presented as a group of large islands and is shown in an inset.

Included with the map are 46 pages of related disbound text (pp. 701-746) from Guthrie's A New System of Modern Geography.

References: McCorkle #780.6; Goss (NA) #64.

Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a 1.5" binding tear at right that has been archivally repaired on verso, faint offsetting, and minor foxing. The top margin is narrow, bud adequate, for framing. Accompanying disbound text has light toning and foxing.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/10/2020