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Auction 171, Lot 109


"Map of North America", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: North America

Period: 1853 (circa)

Publication: Mitchell's New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 15.6 inches
32.8 x 39.6 cm
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A fine steel-engraved map with early western territorial borders, pre-Gadsden boundary with Mexico, and Alaska as Russian America. A large Missouri Territory extends from Indian Territory to Canada. Only Oregon, Utah and New Mexico Territories and the state of California are organized in the west. Good detail throughout including Mexico, Central America and British America. This is the early 1853 edition that does not include Washington Territory.


Condition: B+

Original color with a few light spots in the map image and marginal toning.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $95

Closed on 2/6/2019