CHARTE UBER DIE VEREINIGTEN STAATEN VON NORD-AMERICA.

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Christoph Fembo


Charte uber die vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America.

Copper plate engraving, 1818.
Image size 17 5/8 x 22 3/4" (447 x 575 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. Original outline hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 31519
Price: $1,250.00
Publisher :
This unusual map was first issued by Gussefeld / Homann Heirs of Nuremburg in 1784, showing the newly formed United States under the title "Charte ├╝ber die XIII verinigte Staaten von Nord-America." The plate was subsequently updated and reissued in 1818 to reflect additional states. Many of the new states are strangely shaped. Virginia is engraved with an almost straight north to south western border, and Kentucky and Ohio are wedge shaped. Indiana and Illinois are placed approximately 100 miles to the west of where they should be. Illinois does not touch Lake Michigan. Mississippi is shown as a territory, despite gaining statehood in December of 1817. A very scarce map. Maps