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2023 Fall Fine Art & Antiques (Day 2)

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 554

4 Early American Maps: Overton, Thierry, Captain Cook, & SDUK

Estimate: $300 - $400

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1st item: AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE ENGLISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA BORDERING ON THE RIVER OHIO. Printed map describing New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Carolina, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Great Lakes as far as Lake Michigan. Tribal lands including those of the Cherokee, Miami, and Iroquois are also noted. With unusual north-south boundary lines as opposed to the now standard westward lines. Published in The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, London, 1754. This map is a truncated version of the undated broadside map of the same name published by Henry Overton earlier in 1754. Housed in a plastic sleeve with print-outs of text from The Universal Magazine and a description of the map. Sheet: 8" H x 10" W. Sleeve: 17 6/16" H x 15 1/4" W. 2nd item: CARTE DES ETATS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE. Hand-colored French map describing the United States just prior to Texas declaring its independence from Mexico, with Missouri Territory extending from Arkansas and Missouri to the Pacific Ocean and Canadian boundary extending into modern-day British Columbia. Two spurious rivers in Utah's Great Basin connect Lake Timpanogos and Lake Teguayo to the Pacific Ocean. Published in Geographie Moderne, Paris, c. 1835, by Thierry. Plate: 10" H x 13" W. Sheet: 11 5/8" H x 15" W. 3rd item: A CHART OF THE WORLD, ACCORDING TO MERCATORS PROJECTION SHEWING THE LATEST DISCOVERIES OF CAPT. COOK. Hand-colored map of the world charting the three voyages of Captain James Cook, first on the HMS Endeavor and later the HMS Resolution. With defunct American locations including Sir Francis Drake's New Albion, New Louisiana, and East and West Florida. Published by C. Dilly and G. Robinson, London, 1785. 16 1/4" H x 21" W. 4th item: NORTH AMERICA SHEET VI NEW YORK, VERMONT, MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND, AND NEW JERSEY. Hand-colored and exceptionally detailed map describing the titular states along the North Atlantic coast. Published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and by Baldwin & Cradock, London, 1832. 15 7/8" H x 13 5/16" W.


1st item: Overall excellent condition. Some of the upper right and lower left marginal border lines are missing along with part of the 65 longitudinal degree. Missing areas have been replicated in pencil on adhered paper. 2nd item: Very good condition with wide margins. Some pencil notations and slight foxing throughout and losses to lower edge of sheet. 3rd item: Overall good condition, with folds and reinforcement affixed to verso to stabilize partially torn fold line at center left. Some staining and pencil notations. 4th item: Overall excellent condition, with negligible, scattered foxing and pencil inscriptions to upper left corner and verso.

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