Auction 125, Lot 140

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

Subject: United States

Period: 1841 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 15.5 inches
47 x 39.4 cm

This is an interesting map of the region that would eventually become the continental United States. It shows the western boundary of the U.S. along the Rocky Mountains, with the Oregon territory the domain of various Indian tribes. The huge Missouri Territory extends north from Texas to the border with Canada, west to the Rocky Mountains and east to the large Wisconsin Territory. The Independent Republic of Texas and Mexico take in the Southwest region, which is partially obscured by a block of four inset maps showing the vicinity of Washington (DC), Boston, New York and Philadelphia. A color legend identifies 31 states and territories.

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Condition: B+

Original color that is slightly faded with some minor toning.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Unsold

Closed on 9/24/2008

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