Mississippi Territory map, engraved by Francis Shallus, from Carey's General Atlas, published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, 1814. Hand colored copper plate engraving depicting the Mississippi Territory, including Alabama prior to statehood in 1819, and the northernmost portions of Louisiana and Florida with cities and towns, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and areas of interest including Native American locations and trails and roads used by American troops under the command of General Andrew Jackson during the Creek War and the Gulf Campaign (1813-1814). Title and scale of miles, top left. W. from London and W. from Philadelphia top and lower right. Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Housed under glass in a gilt wood frame with light blue fabric liner and gilt wood fillet. Sight – 12 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Framed – 22 5/8" H x 26 1/2" W. American, early 19th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn, foxing spots, largest 4/8". Possible tear, approximately 1", to fold line, lower center. Not examined outside of frame. 1 1/2" area of loss, lower center of frame.
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