Auction 139, Lot 149

"A New Map of the United States, Upon Which Are Delineated Its Vast Works of Internal Communication, Routes Across the Continent &c. Showing Also Canada and the Island Of Cuba.", Williams, Wellington

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1854 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

29.5 x 24.3 inches
74.9 x 61.7 cm

This highly detailed and beautifully engraved map is vividly colored and features inset maps of Niagara River and Falls, Havana, the Island of Cuba, and a great Map of California, Oregon, New Mexico Utah &c.. The main map shows the country as far west as the Texas panhandle and the Great Plains, which is divided into two large territories: Nebraska (with no mention of Kansas and incorporating Indian Territory) and Part of the Northwest Tery. (the region of present day North and South Dakota). There are numerous forts, railroads, trade routes and the tracks of several explorers. The inset map of the pre-Gadsden Purchase West (9.3 x 10.5") shows explorers' routes and immigrant trails, most notably the Oregon Route. The Great Basin in Utah Territory is bounded by a mountain range labeled Dividing Range between the Waters of the Pacific and the Waters of the Great Basin. In the Northwest Ft. Nisqually is located but Olympia and Seattle are not named, Portland is Oregon City. Fillmore City is the capital of Utah Also locates the Trail from Santa Fe to the Pacific and the Santa Fe Traill. Copyright dated 1851.

References: Wheat [TMW] #769 and 818.

Condition: B

A few fold separations have been repaired with archival material on verso. Portions of the image along the folds are in facsimile due to paper loss. There is light toning along the folds and a stain near the title where the map was originally attached to a report.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100


Closed on 2/15/2012