"North America", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Subject: North America
Period: 1848 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12.7 x 15.6 inches
32.3 x 39.6 cm
Great transitional map showing political boundaries within that short time period after the Canadian/U.S. boundary settlement and before the Mexican/American War. Texas is part of the United States, the U.S. controls Oregon Territory but Mexico owns all of the Southwest. Locates many forts. Coloring indicates national boundaries with dotted lines delineating states. This example registered by H.N. Burroughs in 1846, with Mitchell's imprint below the title and dated 1848, while the information appears to be current to 1845-46.
Green color has oxidized to brown. A little foxing in ocean and light overall toning to paper.