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Auction 198, Lot 67

"A New Map of North America, from the Best Authorities", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1781 (circa)

Publication: Lives of the British Admirals

Color: Hand Color

14.1 x 13.2 inches
35.8 x 33.5 cm
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This scarce map of the early United States during the Revolutionary War is based very closely on Jonathan Carver's map of the same title from 1778. Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia extend all the way to the Mississippi River, and Louisiana, New Mexico, Teguayo & Quivira, and New Albion take up the West. In the Pacific Northwest, the River of the West flows into an equally fictitious Pikes Lake. The Strait of Juan de Fuca appears to the north, leading into an amorphous Western Sea. The Sierra Nevadas are named the Snowy Mountains and bear east-west; a large mountain called the Mountain of Bright Stones is located roughly in the Canadian Rockies.

References: McGuirk #178.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting and an archivally repaired short binding tear that enters the right border. Binder's trim at upper right has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/19/2024