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Lewis Evans / Benjamin Franklin (printer) / James Turner (engraver), A general MAP of the MIDDLE BRITISH COLONIES, in AMERICA; Viz VIRGINIA, MARILAND, DELAWARE, PENSILVANIA, NEW-JERSEY, NEW-YORK, CONNECTICUT, and RHODE ISLAND: Of AQUANISHUONÎGY, the Country of the Confederate Indians; … By Lewis Evans. 1755. [Bound in:] Geographical, Historical, Political, Philosophical and Mechanical ESSAYS. The FIRST, Containing An ANALYSIS Of a General MAP of the MIDDLE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA; And of the Country of the Confederate Indians; A Description of the Face of the Country;…By LEWIS EVANS. The second EDITION. PHILADELPHIA: Printed by B. FRANKLIN, and D. HALL. MDCCLV. And sold by J. and R. DODSLEY, in Pall-Mall, London.

Gorgeous example of Lewis Evans’ Map of the Middle British Colonies

A superb example in full original color of the rare first state of the Lewis Evans Map of the Middle British Colonies, called by Schwartz and Ehrenberg “the most ambitious performance of its kind undertaken in America up to that time.” Bound in, as issued, to Evans’ Analysis of a General Map of the Middle […]

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Samuel Lewis’ landmark map of the Northwest Territory

A landmark map of the United States territory north and west of the Ohio River, with much valuable detail on the progress of Federal land sales, the extension of national boundaries at the expense of the native peoples, and accelerating settlement on the frontier.  Background After independence the public lands north and west of the […]

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Middleport Ohio bird’s-eye view

An extremely rare bird’s-eye view of Middleport Ohio. This richly-detailed image of Middleport depicts the town as seen from an imaginary viewpoint above the town of Clifton, West Virginia on the opposite bank of the Ohio River. Established in the 1820s, Middleport was so named on account of its location halfway between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. […]

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John Bachmann, THE SEAT OF WAR AT THE WEST. BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF JUNCTION OF THE OHIO & MISSISSIPPI RIVERS, SHOWING CAIRO AND PART OF THE SOUTHERN STATES. New York: A. Rumpf, 1861.

Prescient 1861 bird’s-eye view Mississippi Valley by John Bachmann

A scarce, striking and prescient bird’s-eye view of the Mississippi Valley, issued in 1861 before the region became a critical theatre of the Civil War. After the capture of Fort Sumter on April 14, 1861, President Lincoln declared the South in a state of insurrection and called for 75,000 volunteers to augment the tiny U.S. […]

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Ca 1788 Winthrop Sargent plan of Indian mounds at Marietta

Important 18th-century manuscript map of the Indian mounds at Marietta, Ohio… with intriguing connection to Spanish diplomacy in America

A remarkable late-1780s manuscript map of the monumental Indian mounds at the future site of Marietta, Ohio, the first American settlement north and west of the Ohio River. Signed by Winthrop Sargent and produced for presentation to Don Diego Gardoqui, Spanish Minister to the United States, the map hints at Spain’s schemes regarding the American […]

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