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Auction 181, Lot 131

Features the Confederate Territory of Arizona

"United States. Designed to Accompany Cornell's High School Geography ", Cornell, Sarah Sophia

Subject: United States

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Cornell's Companion Atlas to Cornell's High School Geography

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 12.8 inches
51.6 x 32.5 cm

This interesting school geography map features several interim western territorial boundaries. Oregon shed its eastern extents to become a state in 1859, leaving Washington in the unusual upside down "L" configuration that extends to the Rockies in the west and to Utah in the south. Nevada has just been carved out of Utah Territory but its eastern border is still at 116°W. A large Dacota Territory takes in present-day Montana. Nebraska Territory’s oversized panhandle extends across northern Colorado. New Mexico Territory stretches between California and Texas, but its southern region is here an early depiction of Arizona in its Confederate Territory configuration. The map is dated 1855, but published with updates circa 1861 based on territorial boundaries. Published by D. Appleton & Company. Maps of New England and Principal Cities of the United States are on verso.


Condition: B+

Contemporary color with light stains and archivally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom. There are small repaired chips and edge tears and light toning confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/10/2021