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Auction 182, Lot 123

"A Correct Map of the United States of North America. Including the British and Spanish Territories, Carefully Laid Down Agreeable to the Treaty of 1784", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

17.4 x 12.3 inches
44.2 x 31.2 cm
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This early map of the United States was created at the conclusion of the American Revolution, with the new western boundary along the Mississippi River. Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia have no western boundaries, suggesting their limits extend to the Mississippi. Florida is divided into East & West. The frontier region includes limited information up to Lake Winnipeg, with Indian names and interesting notations such as Extensive Meadows Full of Buffalos north of the Missouri River, and Country Full of Mines just north of Arkansas.

References: McCorkle #787.1; McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #11-10; Sellers & Van Ee #756; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BANK-1a #10.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flat, with some minor soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 4/28/2021