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Auction 171, Lot 202

"United States. Western States, Including California, Oregon, Utah, Washington, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Indian Territory &c.", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1862 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Printed Color

21.9 x 16.4 inches
55.6 x 41.7 cm
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This Scottish-produced map focuses on the early territorial configurations in the West. Washington and Oregon extend to the Continental Divide, and the huge Nebraska Territory spans from the Canadian border to the newly formed Dacotah at the Missouri River. The over-sized Kansas Territory stretches to the Rocky Mountains. The Confederate Territory of Arizona lies beneath New Mexico Territory, between Texas to California. Utah and Nevada have a rare configuration as the boundary line deviates from vertical near Sevier Lake and follows the Virgin River south-southwestward. The map is filled with detail including forts, Indian Lands, topographical and watershed, etc. Drawn and engraved by John Bartholomew. Using an early technique, it is " Printed in Colours by Fr. Schenck, Edinburgh."


Condition: B+

There is minor soiling and light toning that is primarily confined to the sheet's edges. A few short edge tears in the blank margins have been repaired with archival materials on verso. The bottom margin has been trimmed close to map image as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/6/2019