Auction 133, Lot 122

"The United States of America", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: United States

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

26 x 15 inches
66 x 38.1 cm

This great map features numerous early western territorial boundaries. Oregon and the newly created Washington Territories extend to the huge Nebraska Territory, meeting at the Continental Divide. Nebraska Territory in turn extends to the Missouri River where it borders a large Minnesota Territory. Utah Territory spans from California east to join Nebraska and Kanzas along the Rocky Mountains and the Continental Divide. The very large New Mexico Territory comprises all of today's Arizona and part of Colorado, but no mention is given Arizona. The map details the exploration routes of many expeditions including those of Marcy, Kearny, Fremont, etc., and locates the Santa Fe Trail and the Oregon Trail. It is filled with watershed information, scores of forts, Indian lands, and more. This edition features the neatline border.


Condition: B+

Full, original margins. Very nice example less a small area of light stains from flower or leaf pressing at lower center.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/1/2010