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Item ID Number: 3291

Map Number 3291 
Title Phelps & Ensign's Traveler's Guide, and Map of the United States 
Date 1842 
Publisher Phelps & E.H. Ensign 
Place of Publication New York 
Image Size (mm) 658 x 951 
Image Size (Inches) 25.875 x 37.375 
Coloring Original Hand Coloring 
Condition Good. Laid down on acid-free canvas for long term preservation. Several minor tears at the margins (professionally repaired). Some discoloration, and some minor surface abrasions in the lower engravings (not in the map) 
Notes An important and rare edition of this map of the United States, Texas and the West. Insets of 15 small views of cities or regions; comparative chart of the chief rivers of the world; double-hemispheric map of the world; leading mountains of the world; text of the Declaration of Independence with facsimile signatures and keyed portaits of signers; the lower part of the map contains large engraving of the founding fathers and the signing of the Declaration of Independence; two large decorated portaits (Native American King Philip in 1676 and President James K. Polk); portaits of ten U.S. presidents; four additional prints of "Great Moments" in American history (landing of the Pilgrims, Battle of Lexington, Battle of Bunker Hill, and Washington's Farewell Address). The map extends as far west as El Paso (showing the Rio Grande) and all the way up to the Yellowstone River. To the West, Iowa and Missouri are shown as two large territories. The map was engraved on steel by J.Wells. 
References Rumsey, Transmississippi West, (715 & 2715) (lists only two 1841 issues in wall map format) 
Price (US$) 1500  
Short Description Maps Wall Maps; Maps United States; Maps United States South Texas 

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