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Auction 181, Lot 101

"British Colonies in North America", Kelly, Thomas

Subject: Canada & Northern United States

Period: 1815 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.9 x 7.4 inches
25.1 x 18.8 cm

This fascinating map details the English possessions east of the Rockies and north of Lake Erie, with most of the detail in Canada. There is nice detail of watershed, including the "supposed courses" of several western rivers branching off the Missouri. Notes in Canada indicate "The Sea seen by Hearne 1771," "The Sea seem by Mackenzie 1789," and "This River according to the Indians joins the Sea" (along it is not clear to which river it refers). Many Indian villages are identified.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on a mostly clean sheet with three small binding holes in the upper margin.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/10/2021