Lot 613: Map of the United States 1826

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PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:53

Lot 613: Author: Schoyer, Solomon; Title: Map of the United States Drawn from the Most Approved Surveys; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Solomon Schoyer; Date Published: 1826; Description: Engraved folding map, hand-colored in outline. 41x51 cm (16x20"), sheet size 44.2 x 53 cm (17½x21"). Housed in the original publisher's stiff red boards, lettered in gilt ("U. States") on the front cover.The map shows the Young Republic with its twenty-three states and the territories of Arkansas, Northwest, Michigan, and Missouri, the latter of which extends beyond the Rockies and to the present Canadian border. Locations of Native tribes are noted, particularly in the southeast. Includes the area beyond Rio del Norte (Rio Grande), but the geography of Texas remains distorted and vacant for the most part. Locations and notations in Texas include Pass of Cavallo, Galveston Bay, I. of St. Luis, I. St. Fernando, Carancaways, Arcaquisas, the river system, and only a few interior towns, such as San Antonio. The Big Bend of the Rio Grande is reduced to a little bump. "This appears to be a direct (but slightly reduced) copy of Finley's map of the United States that was published in pocket form and in his American Atlas of 1826" (Rumsey). Condition: Some minor splits at the folds and mild dampstaining; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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