Auction 149, Lot 304

"Map of the United States and Texas, Designed to Accompany Smith's Geography for Schools", Burgess, Daniel

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1839 (dated)

Publication: Smith's Geography for Schools

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 10.4 inches
44.5 x 26.4 cm

This great school atlas map with early territorial borders in the West features the Independent Republic of Texas with Austin shown as the capital by a large star. The Oregon Territory covers the northwest and extends well into Canada. The huge Indian Territory lies north of Texas and extends to the Mandan Territory, which in turn goes to the border with Canada. Iowa Territory is in a rare configuration, stretching from Missouri to the Canadian border and bounded east and west by the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The population is annotated for the states and Texas. The large inset at lower left is a detailed "Map of Mexico and Guatimala" and also shows the Republic of Texas, and the Spanish holdings in North America. Drawn and engraved by Stiles, Sherman & Smith.

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Condition: B+

There is a centerfold separation confined to the bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape, and several tiny worm holes, only visible when held up to light.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/21/2014

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