''North America'' c 1843 - The Republic of Texas

$350.00

''NORTH AMERICA'' London: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, c. 1843.  Engraved map with original outline color. (Ref: Wheat #463; Phillips #794).(Image: 15x12’’) 

This detailed historical map shows North America at a particularly interesting and changing period. The vast territorial claims of the Independent Republic of Texas extend north along the Rio Grande to the Arkansas River (an area included in Texas’ boundaries until the Compromise of 1850).

The region from the Rio Grande to the Pacific is shown under Mexican Rule, and present-day Alaska under the Russian flag.

The United States was in the process of western exploration and expansion (the area west of Wisconsin and Iowa territory is unnamed - with the exception of ''Columbia'' in the upper northwest which was claimed by both the British and Americans until 1846, and shown here with no distinct boundary).

Many Indian Tribes are located, and major towns, cities and water routes are identified throughout the continent.  

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  • Inventory Number: M-10080