Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1845. Wall map, 52 x 66 inches, with full period hand-color. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in green cloth, on contemporary rollers. A few light creases and some marginal soiling, but on the whole a bright map in very good condition. Item #WRCAM32219
This impressive wall map of the United States was originally published in 1836 and again in 1841, supplemented by an occasional ACCOMPANIMENT.... In this 1846 edition an important inset map is added, entitled "A General Map of the United States with the Contiguous British & Mexican Possessions" (16 1/2 x 21 inches). This inset incorporates the discoveries of Fremont in the Great Basin and California, shows all of Texas, and stretches Oregon Territory well into Canada, beyond the line of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In the large map, some counties are added in Iowa Territory. There are also small inset maps of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, Washington, Albany, Rochester, and Niagara Falls. An important American map, showing the country on the eve of its second great national expansion. RUMSEY 4223. PHILLIPS, MAPS, p.898.