Sale 610 Lot 41

* BUELL, Abel (1742-1822). A New and Accurate Map of the United States of America. Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1963.

Color facsimile map on 4 sheets of America, overall image approximately 1122 x 1260 mm (overall sheet approximately 1204 x 1320 mm). Abel Buell's map of 1784 is the first map of the United States published in America and the first to be copyrighted in the United States; it is also the first map printed in America to show the flag of the United States. Until the New Jersey Historical Society's 1961 exhibition Early Maps of North America, Buell's map had never been in an exhibition and was unknown to scholars. The Society published this monograph and color facsimile following the acclaim of that exhibition.

Estimate $150-250

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