Rare map of the newly formed United States, published in London.
The map includes portraits of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington in the title cartouche.
One of the first English maps to name the United States and the only map which we have been able to locate which includes portraits of Franklin or Washington from this period, other than 2 very rare maps by Wallis.
From a scarce multi-volume work called the Polite Traveller, of which only one example has appeared at auction in the past 25 years.
This is the first example of the map we have ever seen (we previously offered the same example for sale in 2001.
Several repaired fold splits and tears.