"Map of the Pacific States & Territories", Taintor & Merrill
Subject: Western United States
Period: 1872 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 27 inches
50 x 68.6 cm
Uncommon map shows the United States taking shape west of the Continental Divide. It includes the states of California, Oregon, and Nevada as well as the territories of Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Washington. Portions of northern Mexico and the territories of Montana and Wyoming also appear. In addition to excellent topographical detail, the map identifies counties, towns and cities, forts, rivers, deserts, lakes, gold and silver mines, railroads, and mountains. Several Indian tribes are located. A note in Utah refers to the massacre of Captain John Williams Gunnison and his men by the Pahvant Utes. Death Valley, Yellowstone National Park, and Promontory, Utah, where the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed, are other notable spots found on this fascinating map.
There is light toning along the centerfold and on sheet edges with a few edge tears confined to the blank margins.