Auction 114, Lot 133

"Map of the United States", Case, Tiffany & Company

Subject: United States

Period: 1854 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 24 inches
59.7 x 61 cm

A scarce large format map of the United States with striking insets of a President Washington and a view of the "Capitol of Washington." The projection oddly distorts the western portion of the U.S. The very interesting territorial configurations include the pre-Gadsden Purchase border with Mexico, a large Oregon Territory occupying the entire Northwest and extending to the Continental Divide. Bordering Oregon is a huge Missouri Territory that extends east to an oversized Minnesota Territory at the Missouri River. The very large Indian Territory sits between Utah, Missouri, and Missouri Territory. Utah and New Mexico display their largest extent. In Utah is the Mormon Settlement at the Great Salt Lake. The map extends to include most of Central America and the western part of the West Indies.


Condition: B

Full original coloring. Printed on thin banknote style paper. Issued folding, now pressed flat. The lower fold has some splits which have been closed on verso with tape. Some scattered foxing. Tear in Mexico also closed on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/1/2006