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Auction 180, Lot 298

"A New Map of Virginia, from the Best Authorities", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1761 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Black & White

9.1 x 7 inches
23.1 x 17.8 cm
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This uncommon map of colonial Virginia is filled with detail of early towns, roads, rivers, waterfalls, ferry crossings, Indian boundaries and interesting notations. On the Middle Fork of the Holston River is the farm of S. Stahlmaker and at the junction of the Greenbrier and New River is the homestead of J. Keeny's. These are described as "the farthest settlements in Virginia in 1755." The title is contained in a decorative cartouche above the distance scale. Published in the November 1761 issue of London Magazine.

References: Jolly #LOND-205; Sellers & Van Ee #1436.

Condition: B

There is light toning and two short edge tears at top that have been closed on verso with tape.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/18/2020