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Rare Early Map of the United States -- An Early Appearance of Tennessee and the Future Mississippi Territory (not yet named)

Full original color example of Bowles Map of the United States.

The map is rich with interesting 18th century American details. The US-British boundary dispute in Maine is in evidence, the British version appearing on the map. New York's western border is incorrectly shown. Indiana appears as a state (and is called a state in the table below) in the NW corner of Virginia. The western boundaries of Georgia and South Carolina are shown, but Mississippi Territory is oddly not named.

A massive Western Territory extends from Ohio and Michigan to the Mississippi River. East and West Florida and Louisiana are Spanish Possessions.

Several portions of the Treaty of 1783 are printed on the map, including Article III, giving the US the right to fish in the Great Banks.

A number of Indian tribes are shown.

Condition Description
Old Color. Minor offsetting.
Stevens & Tree 60.