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 incurrectly 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. Attractive cartouche. A bit of offsetting, as is usual in these richly colored late 18th Century English maps. Overall an exceptional example of this highly desireable map. Stevens & Tree 60(f)
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1799 Carington Bowles & Jonathan Carver
Bowles's New One-Sheet Map of the United States of America: With The Territories Belonging To Great Britain and Spain . . .