"United States", Tallis, John
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1851 (circa)
Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World
Color: Hand Color
13.5 x 9.7 inches
34.3 x 24.6 cm
This is a terrific edition of this map that features some interesting and unusual transitional boundaries. The large Western Territory lies above a shortened Texas and stretches between New Mexico and the western boundaries of Missouri and Arkansas. New Mexico or Santa Fe lies east of the Rio Grande, with Mexico to the west. A huge Missouri Territory occupies much of the Great Plains region, as it extends from an oddly shaped Nebraska and off the map to the west. Nebraska stretches from the Canadian border to the Western Territory as a thin strip of land lying against Minnesota and Iowa to the east. This beautifully engraved map is surrounded by a decorative border with portraits of Washington and Franklin. Vignettes of a buffalo hunt, Penn's treaty with the Indians, Washington's Monument in Baltimore, and two U.S. seals further adorn the map. The map was drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, with the illustrations drawn by J. Marchant and engraved by J. Rogers.
Original outline color with just a few faint spots.