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Auction 181, Lot 130

"Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America", Flemming, Carl

Subject: United States

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Berghaus’ Vollstandiger Hand-Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

16.1 x 12.3 inches
40.9 x 31.2 cm

This map provides an excellent view of the evolving American West with some unusual territorial configurations. Texas has been updated to show its present-day borders, which results in a very odd looking Indian Territory and large New Mexico Territory. Missouri Territory takes up most of Montana and parts of Wyoming, while Oregon Territory incorporates Washington. The U.S.-Mexico border predates the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The map depicts towns, missions, forts, railroads, and canals. A table lists the states and territories at lower left.


Condition: A

There is some minor staining entirely confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/10/2021