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Auction 144, Lot 37

"North America", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: North America

Period: 1846 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 14.2 inches
29.2 x 36.1 cm

Copper engraved map showing the United States with pre-Mexican American War boundaries and claims into present-day British Columbia. The map has been corrected to 1846, but still shows an independent Republic of Texas, suggesting the map was updated very early in the year. West of the Mississippi there is little detail except for the river system, forts, and a few place names. Engraved by G.W. Boynton.


Condition: B

Toned with scattered foxing and one tiny pinhole only visible when held to light. The final boundary between the United States and Canada has been drawn in red ink.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 4/3/2013