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Auction 113, Lot 114

"New Map of that portion of North America, exhibiting the United States and Territories, the Canadas, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Mexico, also, Central America and the West India Islands", Monk, Jacob

Subject: North America - Wall Map

Period: 1853 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

59 x 55 inches
149.9 x 139.7 cm
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This majestic wall map was published just as the country was beginning to expand fully to the Pacific following the land gains after the Mexican War. The gold region in California is remarkably inaccurate with Auburn shown well north of Sacramento City and lying between it and the Marysville & Yuba City area. The Great Basin area is also inaccurate and roughly follows the Fremont model. Filled with wagon routes, explorer's trails, forts, Indian tribes, and so much more. The middle portion of the U.S. is unorganized with only Indian nations named and colored. Much of this area is organized into the Proposed Territory of Nebraska. Minnesota includes Dakota, which is not named. Out west only California and the territories of Oregon, New Mexico and Utah exist. Pre-Gadsden border with Mexico. Includes a table of distances and a table of counties and towns with more than 1,200 names. Large inset of the World on Mercator's projection. Complete with both original wooden rollers and original linen backing. Published by Hoen & Company. A very handsome wall map with decorative borders and numerous engraved sailing and steam/sail ships in the oceans.

References: Wheat (TMW) #794; Wheat (GOLD) 243; Rumsey #602.

Condition: C

Rollers attached, but upper loose at right side. Water staining at upper portion and along right edge. Upper 8" of map has several holes of varying sizes that will require restoration. Clear varnish.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/7/2005