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Auction 185, Lot 107

"North America", Swanston/Fullarton

Subject: North America

Period: 1861 (circa)

Publication: Royal Illustrated Atlas of Modern Geography

Color: Printed Color

16.5 x 19.3 inches
41.9 x 49 cm
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This handsome atlas map of the continent features some interesting territorial configurations in the western United States. It features the Confederate Territory of Arizona, established south of New Mexico in 1861. Kansas is still depicted as a territory, with Utah Territory to its west and a massive Nebraska Territory that extends all the way to the border with Canada to its north. Alaska is Russian America. According to note below the title, the map includes "the most recent discoveries in the Arctic Seas and West Coast, from Government charts and reports, United States survey &c." Published by A. Fullarton & Co., drawn and engraved by G.H. Swanston, and "printed in colors" by Fr. Schenck.


Condition: B+

There is light scattered foxing and some toning and soiling along the sheet's edges.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/17/2021