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Auction 125, Lot 157

"[Lot of 2] United States of America Including Its Newly Acquired Territory [and] Official Map of the United States",

Subject: United States

Period: 1902-1916 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

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The first was published by the National Publishing Company, Boston, 1902 (56 x 37"). This very large map emphasizes the new possessions of the United States during the Age of Imperialism following the Spanish-American War of 1898. This was a time when the United States was emerging as an imperialist world power in an attempt to protect its trade markets overseas. The map presents the United States with vividly colored states, each with its counties delineated and also brightly colored. Insets of the Philippine Islands, Alaska, Hawaii, Samoa, Guam, Howland and Baker Islands, Tutuila Island, Wake Island, Cuba and Porto Rico are included. Self folds into original black cloth covers (4.8 x 10.5") with title in gilt on front board. Remarkable condition for a map of this size. Map is fine less two small areas of toning in lower blank margin. Covers have a water stain at upper edge. (A)

The second was published by the National Survey Co., Chester, Vermont, 1916. This large pocket map (49 x31") shows the main highways as well as national parks and public lands, with extensive population index and a table of railroads. Legend identifies Railroads (main & feeder lines), Steamship Lines, River Navigation Lines, National Parks, Bird Reserves, and much more. This handsome map is printed in several colors. Folds into stiff covers (5.8 x 8.8"). The map is near fine less a little marginal soiling and a short crack at one fold. Covers are very nice with no wear and just a little bumping to corners. (A)



See individual descriptions above.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/24/2008