North America United States c.1850 shows apocryphal Columbia District in Oregon
North America United States c.1850 shows apocryphal Columbia District in Oregon North America United States c.1850 shows apocryphal Columbia District in Oregon
$ 85.00

Nord America.

(North America, United States, Mexico, Canada, Alaska).

Issued c.1850-4, Germany. Engraved by Franz Biller.

Across Oregon Territory is named "District of Columbia" which never actually existed in this location. New Britain across Canada, Russian America for Alaska (which displays a curious outline shape). New California still within Mexico as is Texas. The cartography is actually years prior to the date of issuance of the map.

Attractive and interesting mid-19th century engraved German map, with lovely original outline hand color.

Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.

Sheet Measures c. 8 3/4"H x 11 1/4"W.

Engraved Area Measures c. 7 7/8"H x 9 7/8"W.

Cartographic Reference(s):
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.1.

[R20015].