Dec 08, 2015 - Sale 2401

Sale 2401 - Lot 78

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
SHELTON, W.; and KENSETT, THOMAS. An Improved Map of the United States by Shelton & Kensett. [9 vignettes.] Scarce engraved map of the United States issued during the War of 1812. 510x575 mm; toned, laid on board, small amount of loss around old central fold and some further loss at left edge. sold as is. Cheshire, Connecticut: Shelton & Kensett, 8 November 1813

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This map, one of the few of the United States published during the War of 1812, encapsulates the nation's preoccupations of the time; the Atlantic is replete with vignettes of smoking frigates, the cartography is decidedly focused east of the Mississippi, and the cartouche is complete with a bellicose bald eagle. Rumsey 4418; Karpinski 24.