Auction 154, Lot 114

"[Lot of 2] United States [and] Map of the United States Canada and a Part of Mexico. To Illustrate Olney's School Geography",

Subject: United States

Period: 1830-44 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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A. United States, by Anonymous, circa 1830 (17.8 x 10.8"). This double-page map extends from the Atlantic coast to just west of Santa Fe and features early territorial configurations including Michigan Territory with the District of Huron attached to it. Arkansas is a territory in its smaller configuration and the large Missouri Territory includes several Indian Districts. Texas is depicted as part of Mexico and the Santa Fe Trail and Great Spanish Road are identified. Condition: Original color with light offsetting. There are several short separations along the centerfold and two tiny tears adjacent to the centerfold that have been closed on verso with archival material.

B. Map of the United States Canada and a Part of Mexico. To Illustrate Olney's School Geography, by D.F. Robinson & Co., dated 1844 (17.5 x 10.8"). This map shows the Independent Republic of Texas in its last full year as a republic. The panhandle extends well to the north into present-day Colorado. Along the western border of Texas is a small region named Santa Fe or New Mexico. A huge Nebraska Territory occupies the northern plains with Indian Territory to its south. Mexico controls California and the Southwest, which is labeled Upper California, while the Baja is Old California. Oregon Territory reaches to the Continental Divide. The map has terrific territorial configurations and is filled with information on forts, Indian tribes, waterways and more. Copyright below neatline by D.F. Robinson. Drawn and engraved by Sherman & Smith, N.Y. Condition: Original color with light offsetting, soiling, and a centerfold separation at bottom that extends 1.5" into the image that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

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Condition: B

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Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $175

Closed on 9/16/2015

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