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Auction 191, Lot 162

"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

11 x 8.8 inches
27.9 x 22.4 cm
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This splendid map with unusual colonial borders covers the area east of the Mississippi River, from Niagara Falls to Port Royal, SC. It presents 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: B

Issued folding with offsetting from an opposing text page. The sheet has been trimmed at top and right with some loss of border.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $550

Closed on 2/8/2023