Auction 122, Lot 184

"United States", Tallis, John

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 9.5 inches
34.3 x 24.1 cm

This is a terrific edition of this map that features some interesting and unusual transitional boundaries. The large Western Territory lies above a shortened Texas and stretches between New Mexico and the western boundaries of Missouri and Arkansas. New Mexico or Santa Fe lies east of the Rio Grande, with Mexico to the west. A huge Missouri Territory occupies much of the Great Plains region, as it extends from an oddly shaped Nebraska and off the map to the west. Nebraska stretches from the Canadian border to the Western Territory as a thin strip of land lying against Minnesota and Iowa to the east. This beautifully engraved map is surrounded by a decorative border with portraits of Washington and Franklin. Vignettes of a buffalo hunt, Penn's treaty with the Indians, Washington's Monument in Baltimore, and two U.S. seals further adorn the map.

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Condition: A+

Excellent condition with original outline coloring.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/5/2007

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