Johnstone, Jn. (engraved by).
Glasgow. Blackie & Son. No date. Ca. 1840.
Black and white engraved map, 14 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches on sheet size 16 1/2 x 13 /1/4 inches, folded as issued. Strong impression with faint offsetting, a couple of short tears to outer margins (not affecting map), light crease in lower right margin. Very good condition. The map is extremely detailed with regard to information (place names, etc.) stemming from the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1803-1806). The border between British Territory and Russian Territory is inscribed "settled 1825." All of present-day Central America is identified as "Guatimala" [sic] while a probable date for the map stems from the inscription "Toronto late York," referring to the official change in the name of the city which occurred in 1834. Greenland is identified as East or Old Greenland and West or New Greenland. Texas is marked as an independent entity on the map, presumably as the Independent Republic (1836-1845). The western boundary is not precisely demarcated but the northern boundary is established with the Red River and, the eastern boundary chiefly by the Sabine River. Much information relates to Native American populations. Item #42935