British Isles United Kingdom 1796 Doolittle early American map Wheat & Brun #788Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales from the Best Authorities by Cyrus Harris.
(Europe, British Isles, United Kingdom, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland).
Issued 1796, Boston by Thomas & Andrews. Engraved by Amos Doolittle.
Late 18th century engraved map. An example of early American cartographic engraving which is inherently uncommon/scare due to the pre-1800 date.
Map displays signs of age, including: offsetting, moderate to heavy age toning and scattered spotting (please see photos). Despite the condition issues as described and seen, map retains a pleasing if not noble appearance, unique to printed maps of this era.
Original fold lines as issued.
Please examine all images closely. We have done our best to fully illustrate the condition of the map so there are no surprises when it arrives.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W.
Engraved area measures c. 7 1/2" H x 8 3/8" W.
Wheat & Brun, Maps Published in America Before 1800, 788.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.