"North America, Drawn from the Best Authorities" engraved by John Russell, published by Wilkie, Robinson, J. Mawman, London, 1811. From "New System of Modern Geography" by William Guthrie. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting America, with parts of Canada, including incomplete parts of the Arctic Circle, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean with cities and towns, roads, rivers, bodies of water, and other areas of interest including the locations of Native Americans such as the large lake illustrated in the lands of the Doegg Indians and was "laid down according to Mr. Lawrence, who is said to have Travell'd through this Country to California in 1790 and 1791", the "Slave Lake" to the right of the Stony Mountains and the "Mountains with bright Stones" predating the joining of the Rocky Mountains into one continuous chain. Title and scale of miles, lower left, References, center right. Map surrounded by scale notations and a double line border. 1808 watermark. Encapsulated (not laminated), matted and framed in a black wooden frame. Image – 15 1/4" H x 17 3/4" W. Plate – 16 1/8" H x 18 5/8" W. Framed – 25 1/4" H x 27 1/4" W. Early 19th century. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light toning, few minute foxing spots. Ink inscription reading "23" top right outside of image. Not examined outside of frame.
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