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Auction 185, Lot 173

"A Map of the British American Plantations Extending from Boston in New England to Georgia; Including All the Back Settlements in the Respective Provinces, as Far as the Mississipi", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

10.7 x 8.6 inches
27.2 x 21.8 cm
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This splendid map covers the area east of the Mississippi River, from Niagara Falls to Port Royal, SC. It shows major towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, English and French forts, boundaries, trails and topography. According to Cumming, this map has the most complete delineation of Indian tribes, especially west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a printed map up to this time.

References: Jolly #GENT-89; McCorkle #754-1; Sellers & Van Ee #708; cf. Cumming (SE) #272.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet, issued folding, now pressed. A binding trim at bottom left has been professionally replaced with old paper and a small chip at right has also been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 11/17/2021