United States 1805 Cary early Western Territory near Great Lakes American WestBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
A New Map of Part of the United States of North America, Exhibiting the Western Territory, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia &c, also the Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario, & Erie; with Upper and Lower Canada &c from the Latest Authorities.
(Early detailed American Frontier map).
Issued 1805, London by John Cary. Engraved, original outline hand color.
Splendid large format early 19th century map of the Great Lakes and central U.S., what was then the edge of the American frontier west. A region still inhabited largely by the original indigenous peoples.
Present-day states of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota are still all unnamed and pre-boundary settling contained within the single vast unsettled Western Territory.
Within Lake Superior is a prominent imaginary cartographic island named Philippeaux.
Numerous captions describe navigation on the Great Lakes, rivers and portages, the western boundary of present day Michigan incorrectly rendered. Indian boundary line 1795 establ. by General Wayne named & shown.
Bounty Land Grants for the Illinois Company and the Wabash Company are named near the Illinois and Wabash rivers, Col. Henderson's grant in Kentucky, Jersey Company near St. Louis. Historical notes are scattered across the map, early horse and foot travel roads well-delineated.
Assorted historical notations include describing the southern Kentucky region as discovered by J. Macbride in 1754, then explored by Daniel Boon in 1769, and settled by Boon and 'five others' in 1773 for the first settlement of the state.
Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal. Beautiful clean example.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 22"H x 26 1/2"W.
Printed area measures c. 18"H x 20"W.
Philips, Atlases in Library of Congress, 714.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1, p. 239.
Fordham, John Cary, pp. 77-82.
Map Collector 43, pp. 40-47 (Cary Family) and #57, pp. 32-7 (English Atlas).