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Auction 118, Lot 214

"Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika", Streit, Friedrich Wilhelm

Subject: United States

Period: 1844 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 15.1 inches
47 x 38.4 cm

A striking, beautifully engraved map that features the Independent Republic of Texas. The northwest U.S./Canadian border reflects the American claims into present-day British Columbia. The huge unnamed Indian Territory extends north from Texas to the border with Canada, west to the Rocky Mountains and east to the large Wisconsin Territory. A block of four inset maps shows the vicinity of Washington (DC), Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Together they obscure the Southwest. A color legend identifies thirty-one states and territories. Extensive legend and three distance scales are at lower right. A rarely seen issue.

References:

Condition: B

Near fine example with very strong engraved line and fine coloring. Two light, diffused foxing marks at upper center of map. Professional repairs to marginal roughness and re-margined binding trim with facsimile to neatline.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007

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