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Auction 196, Lot 120

"A New Map of North America from the Latest Discoveries", Spilsbury, J.

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: London Magazine

Color: Hand Color

15 x 10.9 inches
38.1 x 27.7 cm
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A fine map noting the colonial possessions in North America eastward from Texas to the Atlantic coast. It shows early settlements, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory. The colonies have boundaries extending past the map's western border. Various treaty and charter boundaries are shown. Earl Granville's Property stretches from the Atlantic west to beyond the Mississippi River. In Florida, a line from Fort St. George to St. Mark delineates the Limits Stipulated in 1738 and below, nearly to Cape Canaveral, are the Bounds of Carolina by Charter of 1665. The fishing banks off Canada are prominently outlined. The map is enhanced by a delicate title cartouche and fancy compass rose. This is the second state, published in the February 1763 edition of the London Magazine.

References: Jolly #LOND-222; McCorkle #763.7; Sellers & Van Ee #89.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color, issued folding on a sheet with a Pro Patria watermark. There are a few faint spots of foxing, toning along the edges of the sheet, and archival repairs to several short fold separations. A binding trim and 1" binding tear at left have been archivally repaired as well. Narrow bottom margin, as issued. There are two spots of non-tacky residue from non-archival tape along the top edge of the sheet on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/7/2024