"Etats-Unis de l'Amerique du Nord. Limites en 1835", Garnier, Francis Marie Joseph
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1860 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Spheroidal & Universel de Geographie
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 13.2 inches
49.8 x 33.5 cm
This map depicts the state and territorial boundaries of the United States in 1835, just prior to Texas declaring its independence. Arkansas Territory, which would become a state in 1836, is shown, along with several large Indian districts, including Ozark, Osage, Huron, Sioux, and Mandanes. Two insets depict southern Florida and the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. The map shows the burgeoning railroad system extending west, although none west of the Mississippi River. Having been published in 1860, this map was created to give a historical view of the United States. There is a notation in Texas regarding its annexation to the U.S. in 1845, and another adjacent to the insets indicating the growth of the United States from 24 states in 1840 to 38 states and territories in 1857.
Garnier's Atlas Spheroidal & Universel de Geographie is quite rare and sought-after for its elegant hand coloring, precise engraving, and decorative maps.
See also lot 564 for Phillips and LeGear's A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress that lists this map.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #836-50.
A crisp impression on a sturdy sheet with a light dampstain and minor foxing all confined to the blank margins.