Auction 107, Lot 118

"Freistaat von Nord America", Lilienstern, R. von

Subject: United States

Period: 1824 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.7 x 13.5 inches
45 x 34.3 cm

Scarce and unusual German map featuring primarily topography. Twenty-nine states and territories are outlined and named in a panel at bottom. A huge Louisiana stretches to the Rockies and the Canadian border, the border with New Spain is per the Treaty of 1819, and Oregon Territory incorporates part of present-day British Columbia. A few major cities and forts are located.

References:

Condition: B

Light damp stains at bottom.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/9/2004

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