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Extremely rare map of the United States, extending westward to include much of Texas and the Missouri River Valley.

This is apparently an unrecorded second edition of Reichard's map of the same title dated 1809, which has been updated by Christoph Fembo, one of the last of the so called Homann Heirs. The map is a remarkably detailed production. Missisisippi Territory has not yet been subdivided to include Alabama. East and West Florida are now consolidated nto a single Florida. Louisiana is shown, although the boundary is a bit primitive and mis-projected. Texas appears quite prominently and a number of insland settlements are shown. Illinois is pushed far off of Lake Michigan, as was often the case with maps in this time period. Massive Northwest Territory waps around Lake Michigan. Michigan Territory clearly appears.

The topographical detail in the map is truly extaordinary. Perhaps the single most noteworthy feature of the map is the highly detailed treatment of the Missouri River, with extensive annotations. Clearly, the map maker was utilizing the best available information on the eve of Lewis & Clark's departure. References to Arrowsmith's map of 1795 and several Indian maps are present in the annotations. The map is very rare and was apparently unknown to Wheat, who certainly would have commented on the extensive annotations in along the Missouri River. Only one auction record in the past 25 years (Old World--2003--1809 edition).

Condition Description
Narrow margins, otherwise a very nice example.