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20. John Pinkerton. “United States of America: Southern Part” (Philadelphia: T. Dobson & Son, 1818). Second edition. From Pinkerton’s Modern Atlas (Philadelphia edition). Double-page copperplate engraving with bright full original hand color. 20 x 27 1/2" at neat line. Sheet: 22 3/4 x 32 1/2" with full margins. Mint condition with lovely full pastel hand color.

Price: SOLD.

This gorgeous map is from the uncommon first American edition of Pinkerton's popular British atlas, published in 1818 by T. Dobson & Son in Philadelphia. The map shows the southeastern United States from Virginia to the panhandle of “West Florida” and west to Louisiana and the Mississippi River. An enormous Georgia dominates the lower portion of the map and encompasses the future states of Mississippi and Alabama. The region west of the Mississippi is called “Low Swamp Land.” There is tremendous detailing of Indian lands, with annotations for Creek, Seminoles, Chactaw, Chickasaw, and Cherokees, whose principal hunting grounds and villages are well noted. Forts, rivers, lakes, and many details of the settlements in Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Kentucky also appear. This is a fine map of the early Southeast, which rarely appears on the market.

Ref.: Phillips, Atlases, 733.

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