United States of America. California Gold region. THOMAS, COWPERTHWAIT 1852 map

United States of America. California Gold region. THOMAS, COWPERTHWAIT 1852 map

Product SKU: P-8-004043

Price £424.00

'A new map of the United States of America // Gold region of California // District of Columbia' by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co (1852). Decorative antique hand coloured map, 42.0 x 68.5cm, 16.5 x 27 inches

A scarce map of the United States, published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. This is the first edition of the map, which predates the Gadsden Purchase of 1853-54. The map shows some of the most unusual US territorial configurations. Oregon Territory runs from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains and north to the 49th parallel, a year prior to its division in 1853 which created Washington Territory within its northern part. New Mexico and Utah Territories appear shortly after their organisation as territories in 1850. A strange notch incorporates Middle Park in Colorado into Utah. "Missouri or Northwest Territory" - organised as Nebraska territory in 1854 - extends to Canada and the Rocky Mountains. The area marked as "Indian Territory" includes both the areas organised and named as Kansas Territory & Indian Territory (today Oklahoma) in 1854. Minnesota Territory (organised in 1849) extends from the Missouri River to the Mississippi and Lake Superior. Early trails and routes west are shown through the Great Plains, Texas and Rocky Mountains, including the roads from Ft. Smith to Dona Ana & Sante Fe made by order of General Arbuckle, Kearny's route, Fremont's route, and the Oregon Trail. Lewis & Clark's route is noted. Many Indian tribes and early western forts. Large inset of the gold region four years after the discovery of gold in California. Cities marked on the map shortly after their incorporation include Sacramento (1848) and Salt Lake City (1847).

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'A new map of the United States of America // Gold region of California // District of Columbia'

A scarce map of the United States, published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. This is the first edition of the map, which predates the Gadsden Purchase of 1853-54. The map shows some of the most unusual US territorial configurations. Oregon Territory runs from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains and north to the 49th parallel, a year prior to its division in 1853 which created Washington Territory within its northern part. New Mexico and Utah Territories appear shortly after their organisation as territories in 1850. A strange notch incorporates Middle Park in Colorado into Utah. "Missouri or Northwest Territory" - organised as Nebraska territory in 1854 - extends to Canada and the Rocky Mountains. The area marked as "Indian Territory" includes both the areas organised and named as Kansas Territory & Indian Territory (today Oklahoma) in 1854. Minnesota Territory (organised in 1849) extends from the Missouri River to the Mississippi and Lake Superior. Early trails and routes west are shown through the Great Plains, Texas and Rocky Mountains, including the roads from Ft. Smith to Dona Ana & Sante Fe made by order of General Arbuckle, Kearny's route, Fremont's route, and the Oregon Trail. Lewis & Clark's route is noted. Many Indian tribes and early western forts. Large inset of the gold region four years after the discovery of gold in California. Cities marked on the map shortly after their incorporation include Sacramento (1848) and Salt Lake City (1847).

DATE PRINTED: 1852    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 42.0 x 68.5cm, 16.5 x 27 inches (Large)

TYPE: Decorative antique hand coloured map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co

PROVENANCE: "A New Universal Atlas containing maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 253 Market Street, Philadelphia

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