[Np. nd, ca. 1840s]. Folding map, 14 3/4 x 13 inches. Colored in blue and red. Split along one fold, expertly repaired, backed by tissue. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. Item #WRCAM29191
A map of the United States showing the area east of the Rocky Mountains and including "Texas" and the "Provinces of Mexico." Also depicted are "Canada West" (i.e. Great Lakes region) and the "British Possessions" in western Canada. The map was most likely produced by the American Baptist Board for Foreign Missions, and details the parts of North America into which they contemplated expanding their operations. The targeted area in the United States is colored in blue and includes the upper Midwest, from the southern border of Missouri, to the Iowa and Wisconsin territories in the west, western Pennsylvania in the east, and north to the Canadian border. The area targeted for expansion in Canada, colored in red, is the portion of southern Canada surrounding the Great Lakes. Up to this point, the American Baptist Board for Foreign Missions had conducted most of their operations abroad, including a mission in Maulmain, Burma. To our knowledge, this is an unrecorded map.