New York. J. H. Colton. Copyright 1855. [ 1857].
Map, handcolored, 15 1/2 x 26 inches including decorative border on sheet 18 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches (wide margins), centrefold as issued. Map displays very well; 2 1/2 inch splits at top and bottom of centrefold have been repaired with archival tape, overall soft toning to sheet, some light spotting in margin, good condition. On the map the western United States is comprised of the State of California and oddly configured (from a present-day standpoint) Territories: Oregon, Washington, Nebraska, Utah, New Mexico, Kanzas, Minnesota, and Indian Territory. Very large Washington, Oregon (stretching from the Pacific to the Rockies): Utah and New Mexico (stretching from California to Nebraska / Kanzas / Texas); Nebraska (stretching from the Rockies to Minnesota); Kanzas (sic) from the Rockies to Missouri. A fascinating map contrasting the large open territories of the West with the more densely settled East. Item #56269
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