Auction 157, Lot 167

"Map of the United States, Including Texas", Harper Bros.

Subject: Eastern United States, Republic of Texas

Period: 1844 (circa)

Publication: M'Culloch's Universal Gazetteer...

Color: Black & White

Size:
23.5 x 17.7 inches
59.7 x 45 cm

This detailed map extends as far west as the Rio Grande and Santa Fe. It is dense with place names, rivers, mountains, and railroads. The Republic of Texas is shown with plenty of towns and cities identified, including Austin, Houston, S. Antonio de Bexar, and Nacogdoches. North of Texas is a vast Indian Territory, and north of that is the Mandan District. Several tribes are located throughout the map. A note in the Great American Desert reads, "This Desert is traversed by immense herds of Buffaloes, and inhabited by roving tribes of Indians." Three insets at right zoom in on Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia and their respective outskirts. Engraved by C. Copley.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting, light toning, and short binding tear at right that just enters the neatline. Binding trim at right.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/4/2016

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