The United States from Worcester’s Modern Atlas. H. Morse.

The United States from Worcester’s Modern Atlas

Boston: Cummings & Hilliard, circa 1821. Unbound. Approximately 18.5” x 11.5” including margins. A very nice folding map with a strong, clear image. Hand-colored borders. Tiny near-invisible thin near Montreal and minuscule pinhole near Vevay, Indiana. Bottom margin is a little narrow.

This is one of the first maps to show Missouri as a state; with land to the west and north labelled “Part of Louisiana or Missouri Territory”. The only Missouri cities showing are Cape Girardeau, Franklin, Herculaneum, Jefferson [City], N[ew] Madrid, Potosi, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, and St. Louis. Fort Clarke (also known as Fort Clark and Fort Osage) is located at the site of present-day Sibley. The Missouri “Lead Mines” are located between the Bonhomme River [Creek] and Maramec [Meramec] River. An area near New Madrid is labeled “Earthquake”.

The Arkansas Territory stretches west through most of present-day Oklahoma, and Little Rock is the western-most labeled U.S. city on the map.

The North West Territory is labeled and extends from the northern Illinois border through what is now Wisconsin and Minnesota. Galvezton [Galveston] and San Antonio are shown in Texas which was then still an integral part of Mexico.

The map is filled with tribal locations, settlements, and forts. The Appalachian mountain range is shown as are a series of solid lines which may be related to watersheds or geological formations (which are also shown on a much more common geological map by the same publisher).

Very good. Item #008757

Quite scarce. As of 2018, no institutional holdings listed at OCLC, no auction records at the Rare Book Hub, and none for sale in trade.

Price: $700.00

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