Auction 96, Lot 86

"A New Map of North America from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: North America

Period: 1806 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 18.1 inches
51.6 x 46 cm

The west is shown mostly empty with the Rockies named the Stony Mountains. The course of the Missouri River ends at the Pawnee Village near "Villages of the tall Indians and Mandans." The United States is confined to the region east of the Mississippi River excluding eastern Florida. The huge Louisiana region is not shown as part of the U.S. and gently morphs into British and Spanish regions through color blending. The Icy Sea is north of Alaska and Canada. Greenland and Iceland are shown in the northeast. Filled throughout with interesting detail, place names and notations.


Condition: A

A very strong, early impression with wide margins. Top margin with water stain affecting paper. Faint offsetting in Pacific from circular cartouche and one tiny spot.

Estimate: $550 - $750

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/12/2001