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Auction 90, Lot 97


Subject: Central United States

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 19.7 inches
58.4 x 50 cm
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Very uncommon Austrian map covering from the Great Lakes nearly to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Appalachian Mountains to Sonora Mexico. Part of a four sheet set, based on the surveys of Major Samuel Holland and Governor Thomas Pownall. Great detail throughout with numerous Indian nations and notations of various explorations. Large inset covering the northwest, "Specialkarte von de Baffin un Hudson's Bay", which includes a depiction of the fictitious NORTHWEST PASSAGE of Admiral de Fonte (1640).


Condition: A+

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/15/2000