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Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
Feb 4, 2022
Henry Mouzon (1741-1807), An Accurate Map of North and South Carolina With Their Indian Frontiers, Shewing in a distinct manner all the Mountains, Rivers, Swamps, Marshes, Bays, Creek, Harbours, Sandbanks and Soundings on the Coast..., London, 1776, probably second state with addition of "Fort Sullivan", originally in four sheets, now cut and laid on linen, engraving on laid paper with hand colored highlights, with inset maps of Charleston Harbor and Port Royal Harbor, 40 x 56-1/4 in.
Provenance: Humber Family, North Carolina
Note: Regarded as one of the most significant maps of the Revolutionary War period, Mouzon's map of the Carolinas was consulted by American, English, and French commanders during the Revolution, with the personal copies of figures such as George Washington and Sir Henry Clinton now held in permanent collections. Though little is known about Mouzon's life, his map became a landmark work which was consulted and copied widely after its publication due to its level of detail and accuracy.
Cumming, William, North Carolina in Maps, pp. 21-22
Cumming, William, The Southeast in Early Maps, #450, pp. 449-450
Pritchard and Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America, #44, figures 163, 164, pp. 208-211
cut into panels (each approximately 10 x 7 in.) and laid on linen, some lifting and wear to paper edges, scattered staining throughout, linen with scattered staining, fraying, and other typical wear
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