Auction 91, Lot 132

"A New and General Map of the Middle Dominions Belonging to the United States of America viz. Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware-Counties, Pennsylvania, New Jersy, &c with the Addition of New York, & of the Greatest Part of New England &c…",

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.7 x 18.7 inches
65.3 x 47.5 cm

Probably one of the most popular contemporary maps depicting the new United States. It is a derivative of the Lewis Evans map originally published by Thomas Kitchin in 1756. The plate was changed 17 times while passing through the possession of Thomas Jeffreys, Sayer & Jeffreys, Sayer & Bennett, and finally, Laurie & Whittle in 1794. The coast line from Chesapeake to Narragansett Bay is carefully delineated, and considerable detail appears westward as far as present day Indiana. Large inset, "A Sketch of the Upper Parts - to show the Remainder of the Lakes", focuses on the region of the "Welinis or Illinois" Indian nation, with Fort Detroit noted. Although more accurate in the coastal areas than in the interior, it provides a reasonably complete view of the Ohio River valley. Filled with fascinating notations. Large decorative title cartouche. Paper watermarked 1804 indicating the year of publication. Ref: Tooley, (America) p. 68. Faint mat burn in margins.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 6/14/2000

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