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Auction 156, Lot 148

"General Map of the United States", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: United States

Period: 1861 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

22.1 x 16.6 inches
56.1 x 42.2 cm

A lithographed map that was published at a time when many territorial borders were in very transitory configurations. Utah is a large territory that includes much of Colorado. New Mexico extends between Kansas and California, and includes part of present-day Colorado. Arizona Territory is below New Mexico, either in its proposed configuration or perhaps shown as a Confederate territory. Oregon and Washington Territory extend to the Continental Divide. Nebraska extends from Kansas to the Canadian border and includes today's Montana, Wyoming and much of the Dakotas. Oklahoma is Indian Territory. Dakota is a small area that lays between Nebraska and Minnesota, bounded between the Missouri River at the west and the Sioux and Red Rivers on the east. Filled with many details including forts, railroads and wagon roads. Good watershed, and limited topographical detail. Extensive railroad network shown throughout the East, with proposed railroads in the West. At bottom left is a list of Slave States. Drawn and engraved by John Bartholomew.


Condition: B+

Light color offsetting, a couple of spots of foxing, and light toning along edges of sheet.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/17/2016