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Scarce Early Pocket Map of the United States From Coast To Coast

Nice example of Warner's map of the United States, one of the earliest separately issued maps of the US to extend from coast to coast.

Warner's map draws upon the maps of Lewis & Clark, Melish, Humboldt and Pike for its western detail. Wheat remarks that this is one of a series of maps issued between 1818 and 1820 which galvanized the mythological rivers of the west. For his part, Warner notes a river bolding running due east from San Francisco Bay and easily cutting through the Sierras, noted as the Supposed course of a river between the Buenaventura and the Bay of Franciso. The Rio Buenaventura has its terminus in a tentative Great Salt Lake, shown only in its northeast coastline.  A rather hopeful path of the Sacramento River has it running all the way to Great Salt Lake.

The Multnomah River flows boldly from Oregon to the Salt Lake area and the Rio Colorado has a similarly bold course into Utah and Eastern Colorado. A note in the Rockies shows where Clark's Canoes stopped 3000 miles from the Mississippi. Nice detail in the Columbia Basin, although the Fraser is not shown. The watershed of the Missouri and Mississippi are also outstanding for the period. Nice detail in Texas, which is part of a massive Spanish Territory. A very wide appearance of the double-wide Arkansas Territory. Many early midwestern forts are shown, as are the California Missions.

The map is remarkably detailed throughout.

Condition Description
With original covers attached. Some color transfer at the bottom of the map.
Reference
Wheat 341.