"General Map of the United States Showing the area and extent of the Free & Slave-Holding States, and the Territories of the Union", Rogers & Johnston
Subject: United States
Period: 1857 (dated)
Publication: Atlas of the United States…
Color: Printed Color
16 x 13 inches
40.6 x 33 cm
This scarce map is an unusual collaboration between an American (Rogers) and a Scot (A. Keith Johnston). It illustrates slavery issue that would lead to the outbreak of the Civil War. The map is colored to show Free Settled States in dark green, Territories in light green, Importing Slave-Holding States in dark red, and Exporting Slave-Holding States in light red. The Missouri Compromise Line prominently cuts through the western territories.
Two unobtrusive library blind stamps and a bit of faint offsetting.