Map of the United States of America


Map of the United States of America

Item Information

Title:
Map of the United States of America : including Canada and a large portion of Texas showing the base meridian and township lines of the U.S. surveys, the lands alloted to the Indian tribes west of the Mississippi
Description:
This large wall map focuses on the eastern half of mid-19th century United States. Meanwhile an inset delineates the political geography of North America, with the United States extending to the Pacific Northwest, but not yet including the Republic of Texas or the southwestern territories ceded by Mexico in 1848. The map is decorated with American motifs. In the top center is a vignette of an eagle on a shield of stars and stripes, while the wide decorative border displays sixteen views including one of Boston. A variety of American wildlife (buffalo, deer, beaver, alligator, and turkey) are interwoven into this design.
Creator:
Smith, J. Calvin (John Calvin)
Name on Item:
compiled from surveys at the U.S. Land Office by J. Calvin Smith
Date:
1845
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Political geography
Indians of North America--West (U.S.)
United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
New York : Sherman & Smith
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Engraved views of American towns around margins.
Linen-backed.
Includes insets of "Southern part of Florida" and "Map of North America."
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 177 x 217 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:1,584,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001247
Barcode:
39999052509484
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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