"The United States of America", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Subject: United States
Period: 1855 (dated)
Publication: Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
26 x 15.2 inches
66 x 38.6 cm
A great map of the United States with early western territorial boundaries. Minnesota includes most of present day North and South Dakota. Nebraska and Kanzas Territories fill the entire plains region. Washington and Oregon both extend eastward to the Rocky Mountains. Utah and New Mexico are both shown in their largest configurations. Several exploration routes are shown, including Fremont, Marcy, and Kearney. Enclosed in Colton's distinctive scroll border. Dated 1855, but published in 1856.
Light toning on fold. Marginal fold separations closed with archival tape.