"Mississippi / and / Alabama," manuscript caption title in upper left corner od a manuscript map of those states, signed by the schoolgirl Frances Ann Tippetts in the lower right corner and dated by her "1823." Frances Ann Tippetts.

"Mississippi / and / Alabama," manuscript caption title in upper left corner od a manuscript map of those states, signed by the schoolgirl Frances Ann Tippetts in the lower right corner and dated by her "1823."

NP: 1823. Manuscript map, 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, based on "The State of Mississippi and Alabama Territory," by Francis Shallus (Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1817), showing the two states with watercolor border highlighting and watercolor wash for Warren, Claiborne, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Wilkinson, Amite, Marion, Lawrence, Wayne, Greene, and Hancock counties in Mississippi, and Washington and Baldwin counties in Alabama, and with ink wash for rivers and the edges of the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Pontchartrain, the whole enclosed within a watercolor border and with lines of longitude and latitude marked; interior rivers are drawn in for both states and, for the most part identified in Alabama, with Indian tribal lands also marked in the lower part of that state. This map was included in the landmark exhibit "Made in Alabama" held at the Birmingham Art Museum in 1994 (exhibition label still mounted on verso of framing) and is fully illustrated and described in the exhibition catalogue, "Made in Alabama, a State Legacy," published by the museum in 1995; the exhibit included ceramics, furniture, paintings, photographs, metals, and textiles from the year the territory became a state, 1819, until 1930. Very good and a delightful, well-executed schoolgirl exercise. Matted, glazed, and framed. (#6293). Item #59308

Price: $5,000.00

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