"United States", Cobbett, William
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1822 (published)
Publication: A Year's Residence in the United States...
Color: Hand Color
16.4 x 12.6 inches
41.7 x 32 cm
This map is from the second edition of Cobbett's A Year's Residence in the United States. It covers the eastern United States to past the 96th meridian, close to the present-day Missouri/Kansas line. The map shows a hand-colored path from Philadelphia to Illinois Territory, in reference to Thomas Hulme's journey which was covered in his book. A huge Missouri Territory occupies all of the west except for Louisiana, and a large Northwest Territory occupies Wisconsin, Minnesota, and portions of the Dakotas. A large portion of present-day Iowa is marked "unexplored country" and a dotted line through Illinois and Indiana Territory is labeled "Extended Boundary by Various Treaties."
References: Howes #C525; Sabin #14021.
Issued folding on "Kingsford 1822" watermarked paper that has been flattened and backed with tissue to repair a few minor fold separations and a 2" binding tear at right. Light offsetting.