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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1847Phelps, Ensign & ThayerNew YorkMap of the United States from the Latest Authorities$7,950 Picture

An engraved map on 4 conjoined sheets with hand colored wash

Size: 31-14 X 41-1/4 inches X x inches; Scale: 1 inch = approximately 45 miles.

Map Type: Wall Map

This is a superior copy, with strong lines and vivid colors. Still mounted on original rollers, mounted and framed in a 3" thick plexiglass covered case. Outside dimensions are 44-3/4 inches X 51-3/4 inches.

Very ornamental border with cartouches for each state containing statistical information including date the State joined the union and the population in 1840. The main cartouche is an engraved vignette of eagle on a globe with commerce and transportation motifs in background. On the map proper, East Texas is shown. The inset map of Texas shows the entire state except for the Panhandle and Trans-Pecos West. The cartouche on Texas states: "Texas admitted into the Union 1845 Area of 324,018 square m. Population 1840 140,000."

Inset maps: Southern Part of Florida; Map of Texas; Map of Oregon.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 3 Page 421, Phelps, Ensign, & Thayer, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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