Auction 127, Lot 184

"United States of North America (Eastern & Central)", Ettinger, C.W.

Subject: Eastern United States, Civil War

Period: 1863 (published)

Publication: Dispatch Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25 x 17 inches
63.5 x 43.2 cm

This great Civil War map covers the country from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic seaboard. Of importance is the designation of the separate Confederate and Union states via color. The states of Missouri and Kentucky are colored differently to indicate their status as border states containing both pro-Confederate and pro-Union government factions. In this edition the mapping of Arizona is confused: the old Confederate Territory of Arizona is still shown against Mexico, but the newly created Territory of Arizona is hastily engraved in an arc in the western half of New Mexico Territory. Idaho Territory extends to Dakota and neither Wyoming nor Montana is named. The map is finely engraved and detailed, and it shows existing railroads and several possible routes explored for the proposed Pacific railroads. The tracks of Fremont, Gunnison and others are shown, as are numerous roads, marshes, forts and Indian tribes. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, at the la Belle Salvage Yard, Ludgate Hill.

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Condition: A

Fine original outline color and full margins.

Estimate: $140 - $190

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/25/2009

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