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Auction 182, Lot 139


"Map of the Free and Slave States, and of the Unsettled Territory of America",

Subject: United States

Period: 1856 (published)

Publication: Illustrated London News

Color: Black & White

8 x 4.8 inches
20.3 x 12.2 cm
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This map was included in the December 13, 1856 issue to illustrate the "Kansas question" of whether Kansas should be admitted as a Free or Slave state. Free states are shown in white, slave states in black, and unsettled territories are "tinted" (gray). The beginning of an article on the "Battlefield of Freedom in America" is just above the map. The continuation of the article is not included on this partial sheet. On a partial sheet of text measuring 11.3 x 9.2".


Condition: A

On a bright sheet with one small spot in Washington State and a tiny tear along the right edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $40 - $60

Sold for: $70

Closed on 4/28/2021