William Faden, 1796.
Map. Hand colored engraving. 23" x 31".
Fine British map of the newly formed United States with beautiful hand coloring which notes Colonial holdings. This is the 6th edition of the map which describes in vivid purple, aborigines or Indians and Boundaries. 'The whole of the Countries not actually settle by Europeans should belong by right to the Aborgines...' Tannessee Government and New Settlement of Franklin noted as well as the Federal City of Washington. Centerfold creased in lower margin. Small repair to right margin. French possession of Western Newfoundland clearly indicated. William Faden (1750-1836) was an 18th century English cartographer and publisher. Faden is best known for his important publication of the North American Atlas, which covered a region of particular interest to him. Comparative Cartography, number 80(f), in Tooley, The Mapping of America.