1853 North America


“Nord America.  1853.”  From Meyer’s Hand AtlasHildburghhausen: J.Meyer, 185314 1/4 x 11 3/4.  Engraving.  Original outline color.  Very good condition.

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A map showing North America after the Compromise of 1850 and just before the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.   Issued in Meyer’s Hand Atlas, the map provides much political information of the continent, quite up-to-date, with Alaska shown as belonging to Russia, though the Gadsden purchase of 1853 is not yet shown.  Also topographical detail is carefully presented with details rivers, lakes and mountain ranges shown.  Some roads and Indian Tribes are noted, providing a nice picture of the continent in 1853.