First state of Desilver's map of the United States, immediately following the change over to his trademark decorative border.
Desilver was the successor to Thomas Cowperthwaite & Company, in publication of Mitchells New Univesal Atlas. The map pre-dates the creation of Kansas Territory, which appears on all other editions.
The map retains many of its marvelous characteristic details, including Indian tribal names, early settlements, explorer routes, gold, silver and copper mines in California and New Mexico Territory, Great Spanish Trail, Oregon Trail, extensive early roads in Oregon and Washington territories, California, many early forts and settlements, etc.
Includes insets of the Gold Regions and Washington DC. Many early railroads are shown, along with battlefields in the eastern United States. Many early forts appear in Texas.