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Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians


Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians

Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians    Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians
William Faden's scarce 1796 map of the United States showing the State of Franklin, East and West Florida, and a vast Louisiana Territory that was still part of Spain. This map is titled The United States of North America: With the British Territories and Those of Spain, according to the Treaty of 1784. The image area measures 54.3 x 83 cm [21 x 24¾] on a larger sheet, with generous margins.

The coverage area extends from Newfoundland and James Bay to the southern tip of Texas, here labeled "Cenis" for the Indian tribe that occupied the eastern region. There is a large, decorative title cartouche incorporating a rocky landscape, with sailors unloading barrels from a small boat, and a color-coded legend key identifying lands belonging to the United States, Great Britain, Spain, France, and the Aborigines or Indians.

The map locates the State of Franklin, also identified as Franklinia, in a slice of territory between North Carolina and an area labeled Tannessee Government. Franklinia was formed by settlers in 1784, but it was never recognized by Congress. Eventually it was annexed by North Carolina and later reverted back to Tennessee. The map also shows the lands of numerous Indian tribes, including the Seminole, Creek, Choctaw, Osage, Algonquin, Sioux, and Iroquois.

And it locates the new national capital of the United States: "Washington, or the Federal City, " and it labels "The Twenty Leagues Line, " located off of the east coast, marking the maritime jurisdiction of the United States. It marks a number of "company lands" and areas reserved for troops who'd served in America's War for Independence, including the New Jersey Company, Wabash Company, the Army Lands, the Lands reserved for the Carolina Troops, Colonel Simms, Donation Lands, Seven Ranges, Virginia Troops, etc. Among the other fascinating details are references to New Iberia and Arkansas or the Fair Nation.

The borders of the Carolinas are shown extending beyond the Mississippi to the Pacific Coast, with a reference to the South Sea Charter. The source of the Missouri is noted as unknown. A massive Western Territory includes present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and part of Minnesota.

This map is in excellent condition, bright and clean, a bold, crisp impression, with generous margins, a vertical center fold, as issued, and no marks, rips, or tears. The map is blank on the back, with no printing on the reverse side. Please see the scans and feel free to ask any questions. This is an original , authentic antique map, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. It is one of the first and arguably one of the finest English maps to display the boundaries of the newly recognised independent republic, according to the Treaty of 1784. The Treaty of Paris was originally signed in 1783, but wasn't ratified by the Congress of the Confederation and the King of Great Britain until 1784, formally ending the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the United States of America. This map is dated February 11, 1796 in the lower margin and is one of the most important and sought after cartographic depictions of the United States shortly after its creation and one of only a handful of maps that label the State of Franklin. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians" is in sale since Thursday, August 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps".

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  1. Type: Political Map
  2. Date Range: 1700-1799
  3. Year: 1796
  4. Country/Region: United States of America
  5. Cartographer/Publisher: William Faden
  6. Format: Atlas Map
  7. Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  8. Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  9. Region or Country: Canada

Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians    Original 1796 William Faden Map US State of Franklin East & West Florida Indians