Leeds: Published by Edwd Bianes (Edward Baines), Aug 5, 1816. Unbound. Approximately 16.5” x 10.25” including margins. A very nice folding map with a strong, clear image. Trimmed along the upper neatline. Lightly toned save for along the publisher’s fold where binding tab was glued to the reverse. There is a small old paper-tape repair on the reverse that mends a short near-invisible closed tear at the top of the map.
The map focuses on the eastern half of the United States but also includes the Great Plains region west of the Mississippi River.
In the lower right hand corner, there is an enlarged view of the Lake Erie-Lake Ontario locating the forts that played a role in the War of 1812.
The map also identifies many key locations in the Louisiana, Florida panhandle, and Mississippi theaters of the war including Fort Mims and the Talapoosa River where Andrew Jackson led the American army and its Native American allies in the decisive defeat of the Creeks in route the capture of Pensacola and defense of New Orleans.
The general map is filled with tribal locations, settlements, important roads, forts, trading posts, and topographic information. St. Louis is the western most city; past it, the map shows only Native American towns.
This is one of the first maps to name the Michigan Territory. Very good. Item #008756
Rather scarce in condition this nice. As of 2018, although OCLC identifies many digital copies and reprints of this map, only four institutions hold physical examples. The Rare Book Hub contains seven auction records for this map (in widely varying conditions) since 1948, and there are no examples for sale in the trade. Trimmed along one neatline, so priced accordingly.