Territorial United States Gold Regions c. 1850 Mitchell Young Cowpertwait
Territorial United States Gold Regions c. 1850 Mitchell Young Cowpertwait Territorial United States Gold Regions c. 1850 Mitchell Young Cowpertwait
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A New Map of the United States of America by J.H. Young.

(Territorial Western U.S.)

Issued 1850-1, Phila. by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. for Mitchell's New Universal Atlas.

Beautiful detailed mid-19th century antique map of the country, lithographed with original hand color.

Wonderful map of the country showing six large transitional territories covering what today is sixteen states. This assortment of boundaries was very short-lived and appears in this combination on relatively few maps.

Historical details include early emigrant roads and exploration trails of Marcy, Fremont & Kearney. Detailed Gold Region inset lower left with gold region also engraved within California (gold had been discovered just prior to this date).  A vast Fremont Basinwith Utah Territory is enclosed by long mountainous dividing ridges. Inset of Washington D.C. lower right with key locating 10 specific buildings.

Long neat paper repair on reverse to split centerfold (using archival water-based Japanese paste).

Light uniform paper age toning, original fold lines, scattered light foxing or small staining. Despite the repaired centerfold and general signs of age visible within video, still a great looking map worthy of framing for display.

Sheet measures c.17 1/8" x 27 1/8".

Printed area measures c. 15 3/4" x 26 3/8".

Wheat, Mapping of Transmississippi West, 685.

Philips, Atlases in Library of Congress, 800 & 805.

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3.

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