London: Edward Stanford, 1863 [with additions to 1875]. Engraved map on four sheets, full period hand-coloring, sectioned and linen-backed as issued. Inset of the Aleutian Islands. 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 seen 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 American and the Caribbean, the map is accomplished on a large scale (approx. 85 miles to the inch), resulting in impressive detail, showing cities, rivers, roads, forts, peaks and Native American territories. A handsome, large map of the North America from the second half of the 19th century, with an inset of the Aleutian Islands. RUMSEY 0946.