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Lot 316

Mouzon - An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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Henry Mouzon (1741-1807), An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina With Their Indian Frontiers, Shewing in a distinct manner all the Mountains, Rivers, Swamps, Marshes, Bays, Creek, Harbours, Sandbanks and Soundings on the Coast..., London, 1776, probably second state with addition of "Fort Sullivan", originally in four sheets, now cut and laid on linen, engraving on laid paper with hand colored highlights, with inset maps of Charleston Harbor and Port Royal Harbor, 40 x 56-1/4 in.

Provenance: Humber Family, North Carolina

Note: Regarded as one of the most significant maps of the Revolutionary War period, Mouzon's map of the Carolinas was consulted by American, English, and French commanders during the Revolution, with the personal copies of figures such as George Washington and Sir Henry Clinton now held in permanent collections. Though little is known about Mouzon's life, his map became a landmark work which was consulted and copied widely after its publication due to its level of detail and accuracy.


Cumming, William, North Carolina in Maps, pp. 21-22

Cumming, William, The Southeast in Early Maps, #450, pp. 449-450

Pritchard and Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America, #44, figures 163, 164, pp. 208-211


cut into panels (each approximately 10 x 7 in.) and laid on linen, some lifting and wear to paper edges, scattered staining throughout, linen with scattered staining, fraying, and other typical wear