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Auction 109, Lot 147

"General Map of the United States", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: United States

Period: 1859-61 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Printed Color

21.5 x 16.2 inches
54.6 x 41.1 cm

A lithographed map that was published at a time when many territorial borders were in very interesting configurations. Utah is a large territory that includes much of Colorado, but does not name Colona. New Mexico extends between Kansas and California, and includes part of present-day Colorado. Arizona Territory is below New Mexico, either in its proposed configuration or perhaps shown as a Confederate territory. Oregon and Washington Territory extend to the Continental Divide. Nebraska extends from Kansas to the Canadian border and includes today's Montana, Wyoming and much of the Dakotas. Oklahoma is Indian Territory. Dakota is a small area that lays between Nebraska and Minnesota, bounded between the Missouri River at the west and the Sioux and Red Rivers on the east. Filled with many details including forts, railroads and wagon roads. Good watershed, and limited topographical detail. Extensive railroad network shown throughout the East, with proposed railroads in the West.


Condition: A

Fold separation and tear in top margin, just entering border. Both repaired with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/1/2004