"[Untitled - United States]", Gilman, E.
Subject: United States, Texas
Period: 1848 (published)
Publication: HR Doc. #1, 30th Congress, 2nd Session
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 13.8 inches
54.6 x 35.1 cm
This map shows the new state of Texas with its northern boundary extending to 42 degrees N. latitude. Additional transitional territorial configurations are depicted, including a large California Territory extending nearly to Texas with a small version of New Mexico sandwiched in between. Within California are early references to the gold-related Neuva Helvetica and Sutter's Fort. Sometimes referred to as the 'Tables Map' because a table on each side of the map offers selected statistical information including details on the "Three Divisions" of Texas. The map contains interesting versions of treaty boundaries drawn and a table of explanations provides treaty dates. Wheat says the map was likely prepared for the General Land Office to show 1848 Guadeloupe-Hidalgo treaty lines. Hand coloring is used to indicate other treaty boundaries including Great Britain 1783; Spain 1795; France 1803; Spain 1819; Great Britain 1842 & 1846; and Mexico 1848. Lithographed by Duval in Philadelphia.
References: Koepp (CIS) 537; Wheat (TMW) #561; Streeter Sale #3876.
There are a few tiny fold separations closed on verso with archival tape, a couple of spots, and light toning.