Auction 136, Lot 156

"United States", Shaffner, Taliaferro Preston

Subject: United States

Period: 1862 (circa)

Publication: The War in America

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 10.5 inches
42.7 x 26.7 cm

Fine map covers the entire country, issued at the beginning of the Civil War, which is the main focus of the map. The legend uses color to indicate Federal Non-Slaveholding States, States bordering Slaveholding States, and the Confederate Slaveholding States. Also indicates the Indian Territory with its own color. The large Washington Territory, is depicted in the short-lived inverted 'L' configuration, extending east to the Continental Divide and south to the Utah Territory. Either the proposed or the Confederate Territory of Arizona is shown in the southern part of New Mexico Territory. A huge Dakota Territory extends from Minnesota to Washington. Surrounded by a decorative vine and flower border. This uncommon Civil War map was created by the London Printing and Publishing Company, and Shaffner's in The War in America.


Condition: A+

Folding as issued. Fine impression and color with full margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/1/2011