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Auction 113, Lot 156

"United States", Rapkin, John

Subject: United States

Period: 1861 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 10.5 inches
42.7 x 26.7 cm
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Fine map covering the entire country, issued just prior to the beginning of the Civil War, which is the main focus of the map. The legend uses color to indicate Federal Non-Slaveholding States, States bordering Slaveholding States, and the Confederate Slaveholding States. Also indicates the Indian Territory with its own color. The large Washington Territory, is depicted in the short-lived inverted 'L' configuration, extending east to the Continental Divide and south to the Utah Territory. The proposed Territory of Arizona is shown in the southern part of New Mexico Territory. A huge Dakota Territory extends from Minnesota to Washington. Surrounded by a decorative vine and leaf border. An uncommon pre-Civil War issue that was published by the London Printing and Publishing Company.


Condition: A

Good original color. Folding as issued. Toned along the fold in the west from the backstrap, still very good.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/7/2005