Joseph Purcell: A MAP OF THE STATES OF VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA; Comprehending the SPANISH PROVINCES of EAST AND WEST FLORIDA. Scarce Edinburgh, Scotland imprint, circa 1792. Rare 18th century map showing the "State of Franklin," which would later become East Tennessee, and Nashville within the state of North Carolina. Hand colored, with two watermarks. Additional scrap of paper adhered verso with notations and signed "James Ferguson – Dumfries 1820). 12 1/2" x 14 1/8" sheet. Encapsulated (not laminated) in an archival plastic sleeve and matted, 19 1/4" x 17 1/2". Provenance: The Estate of Celia (Cece) Webb, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Old tape professionally removed and sheet deacidified with 3 significant areas of repairs, largest upper edge 7 1/2"L; repaired full tear to upper right corner, scattered small areas of loss reinforced. Overall toning and some remaining foxing.
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