Publication: The Illustrated London News, June 1, 1861, London
36.5" x 25.75." A large, attractive, detailed color map issued as a "Supplement to The Illustrated London News, June 1, 1861." Issued early in the Civil War period, the Union states and territories are printed in a darker copper color, and the Confederate states are printed in a lighter copper color. Union States and territories include: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Dacotah, Kanzas, Indian Territory, Nebraska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Confederate states include: Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, and Dacotah each are shown very different in territory than their modern-day area or geography. This large detailed map identifies all natural features: oceans, gulfs, bays, lakes, rivers, creeks, springs, mountains, mountain ranges, plateaus, buttes, "Salt Plains," "Grassy Plains," "Rolling Table Lands," El Llano Estacado, etc. Cities, towns, railroad routes, travel routes, and proposed railroad routes are shown, including: "Proposed Railroad From St. Paul to Vancouver 1864 miles;" "Proposed Railroad From Council Bluffs to Benicia 2030 miles;" "Proposed Railroad From Westport to San Francisco 2080 miles;" "Proposed Pacific Railroad" (through Texas, Arizona, and California); "Lieut. Emory's Proposed Railroad." Throughout the western United States and British Possessions the locations of many Indian Tribes are shown: Selish, Stone Indians, Cree, Flatheads, Kicunaha or Kootenie, Black Feet, Assinaboines, Gros Ventres, Chippewa, Moleles, Tlamath or Lutuam, Wailiatpu or Cayuse, Punosh Bunacks, Shoshones or Snakes, Crow Nation, Sioux or Dacotahs, Poncas, Pawnees, Arapahoes and Cheyennes, Otoes; Missouris, Kickapoos, Shawnees, Osages, Creeks, Seminoles, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Kioways and Comanches, Guadalupe, Lepans and southern Comanches, Yutas, Mohaves, Yomayas, Yumas, Yabipais, Coco Maricopa, Papayos, Moquis, Cosninas, Apache, and Gilenos or Mimbreno. The southern portion of Mexico appears in an 8" x 3" inset-box map in lower left corner. A barely visible 2" closed tear to one fold with no loss to map, else a fine, bright, and attractive map in remarkable condition considering it was issued with "The Illustrated London News" newspaper over 150 years ago!
Inventory Number: 34020