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Auction 198, Lot 68

"North America Drawn from the Best Authorities", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: North America

Period: 1783 (published)

Publication: A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar

Color: Black & White

8.9 x 7.6 inches
22.6 x 19.3 cm
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The unexplored northwestern regions remain largely blank on this map of North America. But below the title there is still a wide variety of speculative cartography. The Western Sea has only the western coastline delineated and the entrances are noted as discovered by Juan de Fuca and Aquilar. The River of the West also apparently ties into this vague sea and is connected by a dotted line to Pikes Lake and Manlons R. There is an east-west range of mountains below New Albion labeled the Snowy Mountains. A river in the approximate location of the Colorado is called Martyr's R. The inter-mountain region is labeled Teguayo & Quivira and central Canada has a bizarre system of lakes and rivers. Locates many Indian tribes, Buffalo Meadows, forts, etc. The British colonies are shown with their western boundaries on the Mississippi River. Published in William Guthrie's A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar with the decorative cartouche removed from previous editions.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #165.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light toning and offsetting. A couple of tiny fold separations have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/19/2024