October 03, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


661

Manuscript Map of Maine

late 18th century, including parts of York, Cumberland, and Lincoln counties, illustrating towns and land grants, some issued in 1771, double page map, ink on laid paper, 28-1/2 x 18-1/2 in.; unframed

Note: It is possible that this manuscript map was drawn by John W. Sever (1766-1803), the brother of Capt. James Sever. Comparable handwriting appears in a letter from John to his brother James dated 1801 (included with lot 665). This handwriting is the same as in the map of New York harbor (lot 655) and the map of New Jersey and New York (lot 662) that also descended in the Sever family. The shading of the water also appears identical in technique.

Provenance:Captain James N. Sever (1761-1845), Captain USS Congress; by descent in family

Condition:

large losses in upper left with rice paper backing, large professionally repaired tear in the center of top sheet, creasing along center line where two sheets were joined, light toning and foxing

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,690
10/03/2020

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