"Map of the United States and Texas, Designed to Accompany Smith's Geography for Schools", Burgess, Daniel
Subject: United States & Mexico, Texas
Period: 1839 (dated)
Publication: Smith's Geography for Schools
Color: Hand Color
17.4 x 10.3 inches
44.2 x 26.2 cm
This great school atlas map with early territorial borders in the West features the Independent Republic of Texas with Austin shown as the capital by a large star. Oregon Territory covers the northwest and extends well into Canada. The huge Indian Territory lies north of Texas and extends to the Mandan District, which in turn goes to the border with Canada. Iowa Territory is in a rare configuration, stretching from Missouri to the Canadian border and bounded east and west by the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Annotated with the populations for the states and Texas. The large inset at lower left is a detailed "Map of Mexico and Guatimala" and shows the Republic of Texas. Drawn and engraved by Stiles, Sherman & Smith.
There is light soiling, one short tear in the map image perpendicular to the centerfold that has been repaired on verso with archival material, and a printer's crease at bottom near the centerfold. Minor show-through of text on verso.