"A New Map of the State of California, the Territories of Oregon & Utah, Compiled after the best authorities", Meyer, Joseph
Subject: United States - Western
Period: 1852 (dated)
Publication: Meyer's Handatlas
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 15.3 inches
31.2 x 38.9 cm
An interesting map of the new state of California and the large western territories based on the important Mitchell series. The map is filled with interesting information, notably, the exploration routes of Lewis and Clark, Fremont, Kearney, and Cooke, and the Spanish and Oregon Trails. Oregon Territory, with Oregon City as its capital, has its eastern boundary in the Rocky Mountains adjoining Missouri Territory. Utah Territory extends to Old Park and Long's Peak in present-day Colorado. New Mexico Territory encompasses parts of Colorado, Nevada and Arizona and displays a pre-Gadsden Purchase border along the Gila River. Only a few counties are delineated in California and the capital is at San Jose. A large inset shows San Francisco and Environs, which includes much of the Gold Region.
Pleasantly toned, with original hand coloring.