Boston. From: Morse's American Universal Geography. Published by Thomas & Andrews. [1796.]. Backed with archival tissue, closing fold separations. Trimmed close at upper edge but sparing the imprint and neat line. Overall, very good and presentable example. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2." Item #3396
A wonderful and scarce early American map of the Old Northwest. It appeared in the third edition of Morse's The American Universal Geography and was engraved by Samuel Hill. The map has many interesting features: Numerous forts are located, and the Connecticut Lands are identified. "Source unknown" describes the Mississippi River. The Missouri River is described as "Said to be navigable 1300 Miles." A note at the lower left explains: "The dotted squares are the Reservations made by the Indians in their Treaty in 1795, and ceded to the United States." Wheat & Brun, Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800: 679.