Auction 116, Lot 99

"North America", Johnston, Alexander K.

Subject: North America

Period: 1844 (circa)

Publication: National Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 23.8 inches
49.5 x 60.5 cm

This interesting map of North America shows much of the West in transition. Upper or New California takes up most of the Southwest of the United States, with a narrow finger of Mexico squeezed in between California and the independent Republic of Texas. Above California is the Oregon Territory and Columbia with a notation below the title stating "The whole of the territory, to the west of the Rocky Mountains, between the Mexican & the Russian boundaries, or between 42° & 54° 40' N. Lat. is claimed by both Gt. Britain and the United States." The map provides good detail for a map of this scale, particularly of the river systems.

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Condition: B

Attractive original color. Repairs to centerfold and some minor soil.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/20/2006

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