Lot 56 of 420:
Ornamental Map of United States 1855  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$480
$400 - $600

Ornamental Map of the United States & Mexico / Map of the United States and Mexico
Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
New York
Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning, Publishers

Woodcut or wax engraved [i.e. cerographic] map, hand-colored, on sheet with portraits and scenes, some of which are hand-colored. Map is 36.5x39 cm (14¼x15½"); overall 73.5x53 cm (29x20¾") plus margins; matted.

Striking map/broadside produced just after the Mexican-American War, colored to reflect the newly-acquired territories and the post-Gadsden southern border. At top, there are portraits of Washington, Lafayette and Benjamin Franklin. Below that, a 'Panoramic View from New York to the Pacific Ocean by the Contemplated Oregon Railroad.' Below that the map, and at each side of map, brief entries for the States and Territories of the United States. Below the map at left a view of 'Great Temple Dedicated to the Sun Destroyed by Cortez in 1521'; at right a view of 'The Halls of the Montezumas.' Between these a view showing 'An American Exhibiting to the Sovereigns of Europe the Progress of His Country.' All surrounded by decorative border.

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Lot Amendments
The map edges are covered by the mat, but there are a few neat repairs; near fine.
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