1839 Mitchell & Young - No. 3 Map of North America Engraved to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography [independent Texas]

SOLD: Early edition of Mitchell & Young's North America with Independent Texas

Title:

No. 3 Map of North America Engraved to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography

Map maker:

S. A. Mitchell & J. H. Young, Mitchell's School and Family Geography

Place and Year:

Philadelphia, 1839

Dimensions:

20.4 x 26.2 cm (8 x 10.3 in)

Technique:

Engraved

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

This nice map shows the Independent Republic of Texas in its smaller configuration along the Red and Nueces rivers, rather than the larger version extending to the 42nd parallel common on other examples of this map. Austin is shown as the capital, and San Felipe, Houston, and Bexar are located. Above Texas is the Great American Desert.

The United States extends to the Pacific with Ft. George or Astoria, Ft. Colville, and Ft. Wallah-Wallah named. The Northwest extends well into Canada geographically showing the "Fifty-four Forty or Fight" dispute with Britain.

Mexico controls California and the Southwest is Upper California with the Baja simply labeled California.

Alaska is Russian America with the Aleutian Peninsula labeled Alaska. Cook's Inlet is well-shown. Canada is depicted as British America and New Britain.

Numerous Indian tribes, major towns, good detail of major rivers, and a vague idea of the Rocky Mountains are shown. The Great Basin is here called the Great Sandy Desert.

Engraved by J.H. Young. This early edition has a blank verso.

CONDITION NOTES

Minor soiling primarily in the blank margins and a series of tiny holes running down the border at right.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00295

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