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Auction 130, Lot 109

"Map of North America to Illustrate Olney's School Geography", Robinson, D.F. & Co.

Subject: North America, Texas

Period: 1844 (dated)

Publication: Olney's School Geography

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 10.3 inches
21.6 x 26.2 cm
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This great school geography map includes a large Independent Republic of Texas with a long stovepipe panhandle and Austin shown as the capitol. Locates Santa Fe, San Antonio de Bexar, and Houston. Above Texas is the Great American Desert. The United States extends to the Pacific with Astoria, Willamette, and Ft. Wallah-Wallah named. The Northwest extends well into Canada geographically showing the Fifty-four Forty or Fight dispute with Britain. Mexico controls California and the Southwest as Upper California with the Baja labeled Old California. Alaska is Russian Possessions with the Aleutian Peninsula labeled Alaska. Cook's Inlet is well shown. Canada is called British America and New Britain. States are not shown in the U.S. or Mexico, but the population of each country is on the map. A population of 500,000 is given for Texas. Numerous Indian tribes and major towns are named. There is good detail of major rivers, and a vague idea of the "Rocky or Oregon" mountains. The Great Basin is here called the Sandy Desert and the Sandy Plains. Blank verso


Condition: A

Near fine less a short tear in lower margin closed with full tissue backing on the verso. Beautiful, early impression and later hand coloring.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009