United States northern parts 1797-1804 Bradley Jr. Callender scarce mapBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Map of the Northern Parts of United States of America.
(North America / United States).
Issued c.1802-04 by Abraham Bradley Jr. [engraved 1797 by Callender].
Scarce and very interesting late 18th/ early 19th century antique map. One of the earliest printed in the U.S. to extend across to the Mississippi river and among very few of this era to depict the 5 proposed states of the Ordinance of 1789 which was conceived of by Thomas Jefferson.
West coast of IV state (modern day Michigan) incorrectly shown, General Wayne's Treaty line shown, Kentuckey spelled thus, land grants such as New Connecticut below Lake Erie, Ohio Company, Seven Ranges of Townships, Indian nations, portages, early roads, land features, etc.
Various wrinkles, old damp stains and repairs on reverse. Video captures condition much better than words. Despite the repairs and age wear, map still displays relatively well.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/4" x 16".
Printed area measures c. 8 3/8" x 15 1/4".
Wheat & Brun, Maps printed in America Before 1800, 158 (noting two almost identical states).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1.