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Auction 186, Lot 107

"A New and Accurate Map of North America from the Best Authorities", Brown, Thomas

Subject: North America

Period: 1806 (circa)

Publication: Brown's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13 x 11.2 inches
33 x 28.4 cm
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This scarce map of North America was published in a later edition of the first general atlas published in Scotland and depicts some interesting cartography. The United States are shown extending to the Mississippi River, with the Appalachian Mountains extending south of present-day Atlanta. The Rocky Mountains are shown as four short, parallel mountain ranges. A River of the West connects to the R. Oregan, which nearly connects to the Mississippi River via the Moine or Salt R. (Des Moines River). Cenis and New Leon are located in present-day Texas, and California is labeled New Albion. Quivira is located in between the River of the West and the Rockies. Indian tribes are named throughout. Engraved by J. Menzies.


Condition: A

A crisp impression with contemporary color on a sheet with an 1806 watermark.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/9/2022