Scarce decorative map of North America, published in Paris by Vuillemin.
The map includes 16 decorative side panel vignettes showing indigenous scenes in America, flora and fauna.
The map shows Russian America, Utah and New Mexico, extending to the Rocky Mountains, and massive Oregon, Northwest and Indian Territories. Interesting notes on early discoveries, including a reference to Alvaro Nunez in Texas, in 1528, Cabrillo's discovery of the Pacific in 1548, Francis Drake, Lewis & Clark, Edwin James, etc.
Early railroads, forts, canals, military reserves, Indian lands, ports of commerce and other details noted.
One of the most decorative large format maps of North America from the period, finely engraved by Gerin and illustrated by A. Testard.