Auction 160, Lot 181

"Map of the United States", Phelps, Humphrey

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1836 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 19 inches
50.3 x 48.3 cm

This is a scarce pocket map published by James Webster from Humphrey Phelps' plate of 1832. Phelp's name has been erased and Webster's has been added on the lower right. George Washington's portrait decorates this map along with a chart of the population of the United States in 1830. The map shows a large Missouri Territory reaching from Missouri and stretching to the Rocky Mountains. Wisconsin Territory is massive and includes the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and a portion of Minnesota. Arkansas gained statehood the year this map was published, but it is still shown as a territory. Texas is named and included as part of Mexico. The map folds into original blue paper covers (3.5 x 5.3"), attaching at back. The folding "Traveller's Guide and Statistical View of the United States" (21.6 x 17.7") attaches to front cover.


Condition: B+

Original color and good impression. The right margin is close and a little rough and there are several small splits at fold intersections. Covers are worn with title and border in gold that is faded.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $450

Closed on 11/16/2016