Auction 179, Lot 97

"North America", Wyld, James

Subject: North America

Period: 1824 (circa)

Publication: A General Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

11.6 x 8.6 inches
29.5 x 21.8 cm

Handsome map of the continent showing the latest discoveries in Canada including those of Mackenzie and Hearne. In the United States, the Rocky Mountains are shown with an incorrect westward bulge and there is no Great Salt Lake. Along the western coast are a number of British names: New Norfolk, New Cornwall, New Hanover, New Georgia (in present-day Washington and Oregon) and New Albion (California). Many Indian tribes are named including Snake, Plume, Red, Wolf, and Sioux. Decorated by a small vignette of Fort Niagara at bottom. Published by John Thomson in Edinburgh.


Condition: A

A nice impression on a sheet that has been professionally backed with tissue. There is light printer's ink residue, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2020