"Map of the United States, and Territories. Together with Canada &c.", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Subject: United States
Period: 1860 (dated)
Publication: New General Atlas
Color: Hand Color
21.3 x 13.1 inches
54.1 x 33.3 cm
A terrific map published at a time when many territorial borders were at their most unique configurations. Utah is a large territory that includes all of Nevada and most of Colorado. New Mexico extends between Texas and California, but Arizona Territory occupies its southern half. This is the rare Confederate Territory of Arizona as established by the Confederate General Baylor. Oregon state has just been formed, leaving its eastern half to Washington Territory, which is now shaped as an upside down "L" and touching Utah in the south. Nebraska extends from Kansas to the Canadian border and includes today's Montana, Wyoming, and much of the Dakotas. Oklahoma is Indian Territory. Dakota is a small area between the Missouri River at the west and the Sioux and Red Rivers on the east, and bounded by Nebraska and Minnesota. The extensive railroad network is depicted throughout the East, with proposed railroads, wagon roads, and emigrant routes shown in the western territories. Includes an inset of Newfoundland in the Atlantic. The map has the first edition floral borders.
Contemporary color with light soiling and toning, primarily along the centerfold and edge of the sheet. A short centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin has been repaired on verso.