"Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika", Streit, Friedrich Wilhelm
Subject: United States
Period: 1844 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.