London: Edward Stanford, 1863 [with additions to 1875]. Engraved map on four sheets with full period hand-coloring, sectioned and linen-backed as issued. Sheet size: 67 x 57 1/2 inches if joined. Very good. In a red half morocco box. Item #WRCAM51284
Originally published during the American Civil War, this issue includes additions to 1875, particularly evident in the American West. Curiously, the publisher has retained the original hand-coloring scheme from the Civil War issue, with the Confederate States uniformly colored in purple and the Union states in yellow; the western states and territories are variously colored. Depicting all of North America as well as Central America and the Caribbean, the map is accomplished on a large scale (approximately eighty-five miles to the inch), resulting in impressive detail, showing cities, rivers, roads, forts, peaks, and Native American territories. A handsome, large map of North America from the second half of the 19th century, with an inset of the Aleutian Islands. RUMSEY 0946.