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18th Century US map fetches $125k in New York

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A map hailed as "one of the most important" of the early British colonies in America has sold for $125,000 (£98,000) in New York.

The chart drawn in 1755 by surveyor Lewis Evans, from Caernarfonshire, is said to have set the standard for mapmaking for the next 50 years.

Swann Auction Galleries said it was "rarely, if ever" that such an 18th Century item had been preserved.

It had been estimated to only fetch between $30,000 and $50,000 at auction.

Evans travelled with his close friend Benjamin Franklin - one of the founding fathers of the United States - over vast areas of land to draw up the map.


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