120.13 - Part of the United States of North America, Nov 1798, by Isaac Weld, London
This early map of the United States contains a wealth of information about the new republic. It covers from the Province of Maine through North Carolina to include a large inset of South Carolina and Georgia. Also shown , west of the Appalachians, are the Western Territory and Kentucky. Weld’s travel routes are depicted. Isaac Weld (1774-1856) a member of the Irish gentry, records are one of the earliest accounts of the new America and was well received by Europeans seeking knowledge of this new land. Weld entrusted his work to John Stockdale, an English bookseller and publisher located in Piccadilly, London who published the “travels” and was translated into French, German, Italian and Dutch. The map is rated Very Good (see our rating criteria on the Home Page). Printed on watermark paper and hand colored, some light offsetting is noted with several fold mark separations and a 2.5″ binding tear all of which have been repaired on the verso with archival material. The map measures approximately (18.5″ x 16.2″ – 47 x 41.1 cm).