Striking large format map of the United States, by J. Calvin Smith.
Colored by counties. Includes insert maps of North America and South Florida. Border includes 18 vignettes including scenes such as Washington, DC and Philadelphia, steamboats, sailing ships, bison, and various scenery views. At the top is a large engraving of the American eagle, surrounded by 26 stars each containing a state seal, with stars for Wisconsin and Iowa emerging from the background.
J. Calvin Smith was a charter member of the American Geographical and Statistical Society. Smith's map shows township lines and state and county capitols according to the latest U.S. surveys, as well as "lands allotted to the Indian Tribes west of the Mississippi," and "various internal improvements… compiled from surveys and various other authentic sources."
First issued in 1843, the map was revised and reissued on a regular basis for nearly 20 years, with later issues by JH Colton, beginning in 1853.