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Auction 153, Lot 137

Great Civil War Period Map of the United States

"Map of the United States of North America, Upper & Lower Canada New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & British Columbia. Mexico Cuba, Jamaica, St. Domingo and the Bahama Islands", Ettling, Theodor

Subject: United States

Period: 1861 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated London News

Color: Printed Color

36.8 x 26 inches
93.5 x 66 cm

This interesting map shows the Union and Confederate divisions of the United States at the outbreak of the Civil War. The eastern states are divided into pro-slavery and Union sections, with the border states of Missouri and Kentucky classified as part of the South. In the West, the proposed Arizona Territory is shown south of New Mexico, Nevada is shown with an early proposed boundary with Utah, and both Washington and Oregon are shown with their eastern boundaries in the Rocky Mountains. The oversized Kanzas extends to the Rocky Mountains with no mention of Colorado. The map also emphases the lines of communication and transportation including wagon roads and railroads. Several proposed railways are shown, noting the number of miles each was to span. The map extends to show southern Canada, Mexico, the Greater Antilles and there is an inset of southern Mexico.

References: Wheat (TMW) #1025.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and color offsetting. Top margin trimmed but quite ample.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/20/2015