Auction 149, Lot 96

"New Map of the United States, Mexico, South America, Central America West Indies, and Part of Canada Showing Rail-Road and Steam Ship Routes &c…", Case, Tiffany & Company

Subject: North America

Period: 1856 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24.7 x 21.6 inches
62.7 x 54.9 cm

This is an uncommon updated version of the Case, Tiffany & Company "Map of the United States" less the portrait of Washington and vignette of the Capitol. In the west, Oregon and Washington Territory extend to the Continental Divide, while Utah occupies the space between California and the Continental Divide where a Mormon Settlement is located at the southern end of the Great Salt Lake. New Mexico is at its largest configuration, including the Gadsden Purchase (despite the map’s coloring). Oregon is bordered to the east by the huge Nebraska Territory that extends to an early configuration of Minnesota Territory at the Missouri River. The map extends to show Central America to below Panama City into Darien and part of the West Indies to Haiti. Updated to include an inset of South America.


Condition: B

Issued folding with light color offsetting, toning along one fold, and a 0.75" by 0.15" area of loss in western Tennessee that has been closed on verso with old paper. Binding trim at left.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/21/2014