Auction 97, Lot 84

"North America", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: North America

Period: 1843 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 15.1 inches
30.5 x 38.4 cm

Good detail of watershed and mountains. Features Texas as an Independent Republic. Russia controls Alaska, Mexico holds all of Nueva California. The US/Canadian boundary is left blank in the west, a strange configuration as the British were claiming to the Columbia River. The River S. Buenaventura extends to the Pacific from two branches, one originating from a large swamp in the Great Basin. The course of the Snake River is fairly accurate, but the Colorado River rushes to the Sea of Cortez in a straight line. Locates the 3 buttes in present-day Idaho (landmarks on the Oregon Trail), the American Fur Depot, forts and much more. Filled with fascinating detail. Published by Baldwin & Cradock.

References:

Condition: B

Lightly age toned, more so in the margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/5/2001

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