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Auction 183, Lot 119

"The United States of America, According to the Treaty of Peace of 1784", Russell, John C.

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1801 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 7.1 inches
20.1 x 18 cm
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This very early map of the United States details the fledgling states and the Indian lands east of the Mississippi River. The map is particularly interesting for the depiction of the Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants. Ohio is a small area labeled Ohio Company and Donation Lands with no sign of the other bounty grants named on Russell's larger, derivative map. Other interesting designations west of Ohio bear the labels Illinois Company, Wabash Company, Army Lands, and New Jersey Company. The area northeast of the upper Mississippi River is largely unorganized with a few rivers, forts, and settlements. The map locates Detroit, the Lake of the Woods, and Upper and Lower Iowa in this region. Army Lands are located in both Kentucky (unnamed) and in the Tennessee Government. Tennessee had recently split from western North Carolina and would soon gain statehood. Georgia is listed at the fifteenth state and appears to extend to the Mississippi River. Florida is divided into east and west regions. Under the control of Spain, Florida had been ceded by England to the Spanish in gratitude for their neutrality during the American Revolutionary War. Various Indian tribes, forts, and villages are indicated throughout. The Twenty Leagues Line is drawn in the Atlantic. Near the left margin is the "References to the States," listing only fifteen. The title misdates the Treaty of Paris to 1784, instead of 1783. This is a later state, with Russell's imprint removed from below the title cartouche.

References: McCorkle #795.11.

Condition: A

Contemporary outline color with a hint of toning along the centerfold at top.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/9/2021