Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 209

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(UNITED STATES.) Karta Öfver Fri-Staten America. Engraved folding map of eastern North America on partially watermarked laid paper. 9 1/2x10 1/4 inches sheet size, ample margins; lower left margin trimmed for binding, "Författad 1784" in ink at lower left platemark. Sweden, 1784

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Diminutive and rare eighteenth-century Swedish map of North America from Carl Christoffer Gjörwell's "Historiska Biblioteket". Authored shortly after the 1783 Treaty of Paris granting the colonies their independence from Britain, the title correctly and charmingly translates to "Map of the Free States of America" with a dotted boundary indicating the extent of the newly formed nation; Louisiana Territory, the Mississippi River and a few Indian locations are the sparse few place names to its west.