Auction 112, Lot 135

"Map of the United States Exhibiting the Several Collection Districts", Burr, David H.

Subject: United States

Period: 1856 (published)


Color: Hand Color

49 x 31.5 inches
124.5 x 80 cm

A relatively scarce and most interesting map with red lines indicating the district boundaries and yellow lines distinguishing the states and territories. Arizona and New Mexico are shown as one territory, Nebraska includes the present states of the Dakotas and Wyoming, West Virginia has not separated from Virginia, Utah spans from California to Kansas, and Washington and Oregon extend to the Continental Divide. Indian Territory is unnamed. Burr was 'Geographer and Draftsman to the Senate' from 1855 to 1859. Printed on two sheets, joined, as issued.


Condition: A

Nice impression on sound paper. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. A hint of toning, still very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/28/2005