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Important American Revolutionary War era map: AN ACCURATE MAP OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA WITH THEIR INDIAN FRONTIERS, First State, by Henry Mouzon and Others, published by Robert Sayer and John Bennett, London, 1775. Copperplate engraved map in four parts with hand-coloring depicting North Carolina and South Carolina, with parts of Virginia and Georgia, with boundary lines, counties, territories including Native American lands, cities, towns, bodies of water, mountains, forts, and other strategical and topographical points of interest identified in English text. Includes two inset maps, one (1) titled "The Harbour of Port Royal" and one (1) titled "The Bar and Harbour of Charlestown" lower right. Decorative title cartouche with scale of miles, top left. Surrounded by scale notations and a line border. Metal placard affixed lower center of frame. Housed under glass in an ebonized frame with gilt trim. Sight: 41" H x 57 1/4" W. Framed: 43 1/4" H x 59 1/2" W. Note: Published just weeks after Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, this map was utilized by British, French, and American war commanders (including George Washington) due to its highly detailed geographical and topographical representation of the Carolinas. The absence of "Fort Sullivan" on "The Bar and Harbour of Charlestown" inset map indicates that this is the first state of this map. Ref: Cumming, William, North Carolina in Maps, pp. 21-22; Cumming, William, The Southeast in Early Maps, #450, pp. 449-450; Pritchard and Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America, #44, figures 163, 164, pp. 208-211.
PROVENANCE: Private West Tennessee Collection.
CONDITION: Originally printed in 4 sheets, which have been adhered to an auxiliary card stock backing. Overall toning/acid burn and foxing spots to sheets. Pencil numeral, top left above image. Tears, largest 4 3/4", minor areas of loss to left and right edges. Not examined outside of frame.