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Texas Joins the Nation.

This is a detailed map of the United States, published by Harper & Brothers in New York and engraved by C. Copley, also of New York. The map covers the entire United States, with an inset on the right edge titled "Vicinity of Boston", another inset titled "Vicinity of New York," and a third inset titled "Vicinity of Philadelphia". The state of Texas is prominently featured on the map, with an annotation reading "This Desert is traversed by immense herds of Buffaloes, and inhabited by roving tribes on Indians" running across Texas and up into the Plains.

One of the notable features of this map is the use of hand-coloring to indicate certain changes or updates. For instance, Minnesota Territory is indicated only with hand-coloring, suggesting that the map was produced around 1849, when Minnesota was admitted to the Union as a Territory. This also makes sense, given the attention to Texas, which acceded to the United States at that time.

An earlier edition of the map was titled "Map of the United States and Texas", indicating that Texas was not part of the U.S. yet, but that it is in the present map (emphasis on "including").

The present revised version is scarcer than the 1844 version that preceded it.

Condition Description
Original hand-color. Binding tab at the top of the right edge.