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Auction 185, Lot 320

"North Carolina", Arrowsmith & Lewis

Subject: North Carolina

Period: 1804 (circa)

Publication: A New and Elegant General Atlas...

Color: Black & White

9.8 x 7.9 inches
24.9 x 20.1 cm
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This early map shows the state with an inset "Western Part of North Carolina Continued" at lower left. Towns and villages, counties, roads, and extensive watersheds are detailed. The map is current to 1798, prior to Glasgow County's name change to Greene in 1799. Drawn by Samuel Lewis and engraved by Tanner.

Shortly after the turn of the century, Samuel Lewis joined with Aaron Arrowsmith (an English map publisher) to produce A New and Elegant General Atlas. The title page states the maps are "intended to accompany the new improved edition of Morse's Geography…" Several editions were published from 1804-1819.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 616; Phillips (A) #702-48.

Condition: A

There are a couple minor spots and a small manuscript notation near map's center.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/17/2021