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Very large map of U.S. by J.C. Smith 1845
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Author: Smith, John Calvin
Title: Map of the United States including Canada and a large portion of Texas. Showing the Base Meridian and Township Lines of the U.S. Surveys, the lands allotted to the Indian Tribes west of the Mississippi. The Various Internal Improvements &c. Compiled from surveys at the United States Land Office, and various other authentic sources
Place Published: New York
Publisher:Published by Sherman & Smith
Date Published: 1845
Description:


Engraved map, hand-colored. With large inset map of North America and smaller one of southern Florida, both in the Atlantic Ocean. 143.5x186 cm (56½x73 ¼") plus decorative border which contains 18 steel-engraved pictorial vignettes. Backed with linen and sectioned for folding, with original morocco-backed marbled boards portfolio with gilt leather label.



Striking large format map of the United States extending westward into present Oklahoma, Kansas, the Dakotas, and with a portion of the Republic of Texas. Colored by counties. Includes insert maps of North America and South Florida, the former of which shows a clearly defined Texas. The decorative border contains 18 finely engraved vignettes including city views of Washington, DC and Philadelphia, etc., steamboats, sailing ships, bison, and various scenic views. At the top is a large engraving of the American eagle, surrounded by 26 stars each containing a state seal. First issued in 1843, the map was revised and reissued on a regular basis for nearly twenty years, with later issues by J.H. Colton, beginning in 1853.

Provenance: Maggs, 10/71
Condition
Some mottled discoloration to the map mostly noticeable in ocean portions but overall not disconcerting, some minor wear at folds; portfolio with spine expertly repaired; very good or better.
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Very large map of U.S. by J.C. Smith 1845

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Mar 10, 2016
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0185: Very large map of U.S. by J.C. Smith 1845

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Est. $5,000 - $8,000Starting Price $2,500
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Lot 0185 Details

Description
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Heading:
Author: Smith, John Calvin
Title: Map of the United States including Canada and a large portion of Texas. Showing the Base Meridian and Township Lines of the U.S. Surveys, the lands allotted to the Indian Tribes west of the Mississippi. The Various Internal Improvements &c. Compiled from surveys at the United States Land Office, and various other authentic sources
Place Published: New York
Publisher:Published by Sherman & Smith
Date Published: 1845
Description:


Engraved map, hand-colored. With large inset map of North America and smaller one of southern Florida, both in the Atlantic Ocean. 143.5x186 cm (56½x73 ¼") plus decorative border which contains 18 steel-engraved pictorial vignettes. Backed with linen and sectioned for folding, with original morocco-backed marbled boards portfolio with gilt leather label.



Striking large format map of the United States extending westward into present Oklahoma, Kansas, the Dakotas, and with a portion of the Republic of Texas. Colored by counties. Includes insert maps of North America and South Florida, the former of which shows a clearly defined Texas. The decorative border contains 18 finely engraved vignettes including city views of Washington, DC and Philadelphia, etc., steamboats, sailing ships, bison, and various scenic views. At the top is a large engraving of the American eagle, surrounded by 26 stars each containing a state seal. First issued in 1843, the map was revised and reissued on a regular basis for nearly twenty years, with later issues by J.H. Colton, beginning in 1853.

Provenance: Maggs, 10/71
Condition
...
Some mottled discoloration to the map mostly noticeable in ocean portions but overall not disconcerting, some minor wear at folds; portfolio with spine expertly repaired; very good or better.

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