North America Antebellum United States Texas Oregon 1855 decorative mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(North America, Russian America, Alaska, Canada, United States, Mexico, Texan Republic, Caribbean Sea, Central America).
Issued c. 1855, Paris by LeMercier. Engraved by Laguillermie.
Wonderful decorative mid 19th century engraved map with original outline hand color.
Lovely elaborate decorative vignette border all around the central map greatly enhances the visual appeal. This includes figures, numerous types of animals and birds as well as an allegorical figure.
The population list to the left of the seated female allegorical figure lists Texas as having a population of 200,000. Note the outline shape of Texas. Oregon Territory still extends well up into modern day British Columbia Canada.
Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 14" H x 20 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 11" H x 16 1/2" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2.