Auction 141, Lot 143

"Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika…", Streit, Friedrich Wilhelm

Subject: United States

Period: 1841 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 15.5 inches
47 x 39.4 cm

This is an interesting map of the region that would eventually become the continental United States. It shows the western boundary of the U.S. along the Rocky Mountains, with the Oregon territory the domain of various Indian tribes. The huge Missouri Territory extends north from Texas to the border with Canada, west to the Rocky Mountains and east to the large Wisconsin Territory. The Independent Republic of Texas and Mexico take in the Southwest region, which is partially obscured by a block of four inset maps showing the vicinity of Washington (DC), Boston, New York and Philadelphia. A color legend identifies 31 states and territories.


Condition: B+

Original outline color with slightly uneven toning and a few spots of foxing. There are a few tiny tears in the blank margins that have been closed with archival materials.

Estimate: $230 - $300


Closed on 9/5/2012