Auction 126, Lot 136

"No. 5 Map of the United States Engraved to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: United States

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Mitchell's School and Family Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 10.3 inches
42.7 x 26.2 cm

This map has terrific western territorial borders including the important territorial acquisitions of the Mexican-American War. The inset map "No. 6 Map of the Gold Region of California" is a very early depiction of the Gold Regions that names Sutter's Buttes, Sacramento City, and all of the important creeks of the gold region feeding into the Sacramento and Feather Rivers. The just formed California appears for the first time on this map, as does the huge Utah Territory which stretches between California and Indian Territory, which itself is oversided and extends to Missouri Terriotry. This edition features Texas with a inprecise panhandle and western boundary. Oregon Territory extends from the 42nd parallel to the recently established border with British America and east to Missouri Territory at the Continental Divide. Minnesota Territory includes the Dakotas. A huge Indian Territory stretches from Texas to Missouri Territory along the North Fork of the Platte River and extends westward all the way to South Pass. Engraved by W. Williams.

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Condition: B+

Very nice original coloring. Split on centerfold with small area of loss expertly repaired on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/3/2008

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