Edinburgh. No date. Ca. 1840.
Map, outline handcolor, 13 3/4 x 11 inches on sheet size 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches. A few faint foxed spots to lower right map, two small pieces of archival tape to upper edge of verso from previous matting (not affecting front); overall very good condition. An interesting map of the North American continent, at a moment before the American West opened up to settlement, during the years from 1836 to 1845 when Texas existed as an entity separate from both Mexico and the United States. The map, which is undated, exhibits a certain indecisiveness in nomenclature rather common with British maps of America at that time when political divisions were subject to rapid change. Texas is outlined in green, separated from both the United States (outlined in yellow) and from Mexico (although the blue outline of Mexico co-exists with the green on both the west and the east edges) indicating its status as a Republic. The U.S.-Canada boundary in the Pacific Northwest is that prior to the Oregon Treaty of 1846. From an edition of the New Edinburgh General Atlas by John Lothian. Item #46267