Extremely rare map of the United States by Carl Ferdinand Weiland, published in Weimar in 1825.
This finely engraved and highly detailed map of the United States is one of the earliest maps to show the United States extending coast to coast, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Prior to obtaining this example in 2016, the earliest Weiland map of the US which we had offered for sale was an 1831 edition.
This 1825 edition is significantly different than the prior editions. The details in Oregon Territory is dominated by the information derived by Lewis & Clark and the Hudson's Bay Company, with a good early accounting of the Columbia River and its Tributaries. On the opposite side of the Rocky Mountains, a detailed treatment of the Upper Missouri River is given. Two large Salt Lakes (Timpanagos and Teguayo are shown).
Unlike later editions, Ilinois Territory is pushed far to the west of its actual location, such that Chicago is adjacent to the central part of Indiana Territory.