"Amerique Septentrionale", Tardieu, Ambroise
Subject: North America
Period: 1836 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.8 x 13.3 inches
42.7 x 33.8 cm
This detailed map of North America shows the United States' claims into present-day Canada reflecting the Oregon boundary dispute. Texas is shown as a part of Mexico, and Mexico's northern border is drawn according to the Treaty of 1819. A number of western rivers include dashed lines showing supposed courses, including one stretching across the Great Basin to the San Francisco Bay. Russia is in control of Alaska. Surrounded by a keyboard-style border with four distance scales in the bottom margin.
A crisp impression with some light scattered foxing that is more prominent in the blank margins. A short centerfold separation confined to the bottom blank margin has been closed on verso with archival tape.