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Detailed map of the Midwest, extending westwards to the Great Salt Lake, Idaho and Tucscon, Arizona, from the Weekly Dispatch Atlas.

The map provides an excellent snapshot of Texas and the West, at the start of the Civil War. The Colorado Territory is shown (established 1860), with New Mexico shown above Arizona (Baylor Line), Washington wrapping around Oregon and reaching the Rocky Mountains, and Dakota extending to the Rockies, pre-dating the creation of Montana and Wyoming. 

This map focuses on the division between Confederate states (green), border states (Orange), and federal states (red). It is uncommon to see this distinction on a contemporaneous Civil War map, and only really appears on non-American maps from the time period.

"The Weekly Dispatch" newspaper between the years 1856 and 1862 included in each edition a map of a part of the world. During this period a total of 118 maps were issued. The maps bear the distinctive sign of a half globe with the figure of Mercury above. The engravers varied but included John Dower and Edward Weller.

Condition Description
Original hand-color, in outline. Some age toning, particularly in the lower left corner. Uneven trim to some edges.