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Stock# 47676
Description

Fine dark impression of this early coast to coast map of the United States, issued just after the declaration of Independence for the Republic of Texas in 1836.

This is the first edition of the map to name and show Texas in its independent configuration.

Marvelous large format map of the United States. The map includes a marvelous treatment of the Western Territories of the United States, including a massive Neu-Californien, large "Oregan" Territory, extending to the Rocky Mountains, and large Missouri Territory, pre-dating the appearance of Nebraska Territory, Kansas, etc.

Upper California is shown in great detail, immediately before the explorations of John Fremont would eliminate the cartographic myths of the two large salt lakes (Timanagos and Teguayo) and the river systems connecting each to the Pacific Ocean. In fact, this map is one of the most remarkably clear and bold depictions of these two mythical lakes and rivers, showing side by side with a relatively accurate and modern depiction of the Upper Colorado River, which had been explored for many years by Spanish missionaries, offering a stark contrast of the semi-explored regions of the West and those which were still virtually unknown.

In Oregon Terrtory, the river systems reflect the explorations of Lewis & Clark, the Hudson Bay Company outposts, etc.

One of the best early coast to coast maps of the US to appear in a commercial atlas in the 1830s.