Auction 134, Lot 145

"Map of the United States of North America, Upper & Lower Canada New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & British Columbia. Mexico Cuba, Jamaica, St. Domingo and the Bahama Islands", Ettling, Theodor

Subject: United States

Period: 1861 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated London News

Color: Printed Color

37.5 x 25.8 inches
95.3 x 65.5 cm

Great Civil War period map of the United States. The eastern part shows the division of the country into pro-slavery and Union sections, with the border states of Missouri and Kentucky classified as part of the South. In the West, the proposed Arizona Territory is shown south of New Mexico, Nevada is shown with an early proposed boundary with Utah, and both Washington and Oregon are shown with their eastern boundaries in the Rocky Mountains. The oversized Kanzas extends to the Rocky Mountains with no mention of Colorado. The map also emphases the lines of communication and transportation including wagon roads and railroads. Several proposed railways are shown, noting the number of miles each was to span.

References: Wheat (TMW) #1025.

Condition: A

Folding as issued. Flawless example less some very light offsetting visible in blank areas.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/1/2010