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Sale 2512 Lot 11
ARROWSMITH, AARON. A Map of the United States of North America Drawn from a Number of Critical Researches. Large engraved case map in four sections printed on "JWhatman 1811" watermarked wove paper. Dissected and mounted to original linen with contemporary printed bookseller's labels of William Faden pasted to each verso; 25x28 1/2 inches per section; 50x57 inches overall; original hand-color in outline; occasional small stains, faint offsetting. London, 1796, additions to 1802 [but circa 1811]
Estimate $6,000 - 9,000
Rather nice unsophisticated example of one of the great large-scale maps of the early United States, one generally considered to be a primary guide in the planning of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Stevens & Tree 79(e).