"Map of the Southern Provinces of the United States", drawn and engraved by N. R. Hewitt, published by John Thomson, Edinburgh, John Cumming, Dublin, and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London, 1817. From "New General Atlas" by John Thomson. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting the Southern Provinces of the United States including Tennessee (spelled Tenassee), Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Georgia (encompassing lands now known as Alabama and Mississippi), West and East Florida, and the area west of the Mississippi titled "Louisiana". Depicts early towns and roads, Native American settlements, boundary lines, rivers, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and other areas of interest. Vignette depicting the "Characteristic Scenery of the Hudson River", top left, title cartouche and scale of miles, lower right. "Longitude West from Greenwich", lower left under map, "No 57" top right outside of map. Housed in a mat and encapsulated (not laminated) in plastic. Image – 19 3/8" H x 23 1/4" W. Sheet – 20 3/4" H x 27 1/2" W. Mat – 28 1/4" H x 32" W. Early 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with light toning, foxing spots. White paper archival tape along vertical crease, en verso. Ink stamp indicating that the map was deacidified by David Lloyd Swift on December 10, 1991, lower left en verso of map with additional pencil notations. Ink stamp and ink notations, en verso of mat.
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