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Auction 195, Lot 179

"Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale, Dressee d'Apres des Cartes Anglaises", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1793 (circa)

Publication: Atlas General, Civil, Ecclesiastique et Militaire

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 9.1 inches
25.9 x 23.1 cm
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The mapmaker quickly responded to the newly formed United States by engraving the borders of the newly formed thirteen states over an earlier plate with colonial boundaries. The western boundaries of the southern states stop at the Allegany Mountains except for Georgia, which shows its boundary extending off the map. Beyond the United States is the Contree des Six Nations. Numerous place names, Indian regions, forts and rivers are located on this relatively early map of the United States.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #740.

Condition: B+

Crisp impression with full contemporary color on thick hand laid paper. Close trimmed at top, as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/15/2023