Auction 148, Lot 149

"Map of the United States, and Territories. Together with Canada &c.", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: United States

Period: 1860 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 13.3 inches
54.6 x 33.8 cm

A terrific map published at a time when many territorial borders were at their most unique configurations. Utah is a large territory that includes all of Nevada and most of Colorado. New Mexico extends between Texas and California, but Arizona Territory occupies its southern half. This is the rare Confederate Territory of Arizona as established by the Confederate General Baylor. Oregon state has just been formed, leaving its eastern half to Washington Territory, which is now shaped as an upside down "L" and touching Utah in the south. Nebraska extends from Kansas to the Canadian border and includes today's Montana, Wyoming and much of the Dakotas. Oklahoma is Indian Territory. Dakota is a small area between the Missouri River at the west and the Sioux and Red Rivers on the east, and bounded by Nebraska and Minnesota. The extensive railroad network is depicted throughout the East, with proposed railroads, wagon roads and emigrant routes shown in the western territories. Includes an inset of Newfoundland in the Atlantic. A decorative grapevine border surrounds this attractive map.

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Condition: A

A bright and colorful example with some minor soiling mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/19/2014

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