Rare map of the Western United States, featuring 4 lively vignettes.
The map is reminiscent of the style of John Tallis. It includes early Western Boundaries, as settled just after the California Gold Rush, including an oversized Texas and Upper California, and curious small New Mexico Terrirtory and massive Oregon Territory.
Perhaps most interesting is the very late appearance of Missouri Territory, extending to the Rocky Mountains and Canada, with a bizarre location for Nebraska Territory, rather than Dakota. Seemingly, the publisher erroneously showed Nebraska Territory as Missouri Territory and was left with no where to put Nebraska.
This is the second time we have offered this map for sale in more than 20 years.
A fascinating rarity and a marvelous map for collectors of maps of the American West.