"Map of the United States of America", by John Melish, 1815. From "The Traveller_s Directory through the United States" by John Melish. Copper plate engraving with hand colored outlines of the United States extending from the lower territories of Canada, including Quebec, top right, to the northern areas of Florida, including St. Augustine, lower center, depicting towns, roads, territory lines, names of territories, forts, rivers, bodies of water, and mountains. "Unexplored Country" notation, top left of Missouri Territory. Title, explanations, and scale of miles, lower right. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Image – 13 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed – 18 1/2" H x 23 1/4" W. Early 19th century. Provenance: Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Areas of toning, largest 1", top left of sheet. Minute foxing spots, on surface of sheet. Not examined out of frame.
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