"[Lot of 2] Map No. 10. United States [and] Map of the United States and Canada.", Burgess, Daniel
Subject: Western United States
Period: 1853 (dated)
Publication: Smith's Geography for Schools
Color: Hand Color
A nice pair of 19th century school atlas maps showing large western territories.
1) Map No. 10. United States. New Mexico Territory is shown with the post-Gadsden Purchase border plus the northern extension into today's Colorado. Oregon and Washington extend to the Continental Divide and a huge Nebraska occupies the area to the east with a small area east of Utah labeled Kansas. The large Utah Territory extends to the Continental Divide. Each state/territory is labeled with their population: Utah 11,000; New Mexico 62,000; Oregon 13,000; California 264,000. Numerous Indian tribes and military fort are located. (8.8 x 10.4"). Binding edge with a couple small chips. Some minor dampstaining in lower margin. Grade A.
2) Map of the United States and Canada.. A great school atlas map with full original hand coloring to delineate the early territorial borders in the west. The territories of Washington and Oregon extend to the Continental Divide, Utah is a huge area that extends from California to the Continental Divide. New Mexico Territory occupies all of today's Arizona and part of Colorado and the border with Mexico reflects the Gadsden Purchase. A huge Nebraska extends between the Continental Divide and Minnesota and is bounded by Canada and Kansas. Minnesota Territory extends to the Missouri River, but is shown in two separate colors thus implying the forthcoming Dakotah Territory. A large Gold Region is shown in north central California. Most states and territories are labeled with their population. Large panel at lower left is a teacher's aid with questions. Covers only the region of Canada along the U.S. boundary. (17.7 x 10.6"). A couple unobtrusive spots and minor dampstaining in lower margin. Grade B+.