Striking large-format map of the United States extending westward into present Oklahoma, Kansas, the Dakotas, and with a portion of the Republic of Texas. Colored by counties. Includes inset maps of North America and South Florida, the former of which shows a clearly defined Texas.
The decorative border contains 18 finely engraved vignettes including city views of Washington, DC and Philadelphia, etc., steamboats, sailing ships, bison, and various scenic views. At the top is a large engraving of the American eagle, surrounded by 26 stars each containing a state seal.
First issued in 1843, the map was revised and reissued on a regular basis for nearly twenty years, with later issues by J.H. Colton, beginning in 1853.
John Calvin Smith was a surveyor who teamed with George Sherman to form a successful publishing firm in New York City.
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