Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009
Nice map that shows a large Independent Republic of Texas extending to the 42nd parallel with a long stovepipe panhandle that incorporates Santa Fe. Austin is shown as the capital, and San Felipe and Bexar are located. Above Texas is the Great American Desert. The United States extends to the Pacific with Ft. George or Astoria, Ft. Colville, and Ft. Wallah-Wallah named. The Northwest extends well into Canada geographically showing the "Fifty-four Forty or Fight" dispute with Britain. Mexico controls California and the Southwest is Upper California with the Baja simply labeled California. Alaska is Russian America with the Aleutian Peninsula labeled Alaska. Cook's Inlet is well shown. Canada is depicted as British America and New Britain. States are not shown in the U.S. or Mexico. Numerous Indian tribes, major town, good detail of major rivers, and a vague idea of the Rocky Mountains are shown. The Great Basin is here called the Great Sandy Desert. This early edition has a blank verso.