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Auction 195, Lot 135

"A Map of the Brittish-Plantations on the Continent of America", Salmon, Thomas

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Modern History

Color: Hand Color

11.9 x 13.6 inches
30.2 x 34.5 cm
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An uncommon map with information derived from Popple's large map of 1733. It shows the area from Labrador and Hudson Bay to Florida, and west to the Great Lakes. The map names the colonies, however most of the dashed boundary lines are open-ended. There is a very small Province of Main and Massachusetts is named Massachusets Bay. Pennsylvania is shown extending to the 43rd parallel. Near present-day Nashville, Tennessee a note mentions that the area is A Fit Place for an English Factory. Adorned with a compass rose and a lovely title cartouche that features a scallop shell. Engraved by Stephens. This map first appeared in Salmon's Modern History circa 1736.

References: McCorkle #736.1.

Condition: A

A sharp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark and minor offsetting. There is a chip along the top edge of the sheet and a small hole in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/15/2023