"Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America", Hoffman, W.
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1828 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 16.1 inches
51.6 x 40.9 cm
This is an uncommon German edition of Melish’s important map, depicting the United States from the eastern seaboard west to the Rockies and a portion of the Great Basin. The Northwest Territory occupies the area that would become Wisconsin and a portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Minnesota. Missouri is now a state with a huge unnamed Missouri Territory to its west and north occupying the land all the way to the Columbia River. Despite this being a German map, most of the place names are in English.
Issued folding and now flattened on "J Whatman" watermarked paper with numerous fold separations professionally repaired on verso with archival material. A previous owner has traced a route in red ink along the right side of the map and the color in Georgia and Arkansas has been erroneously applied.