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North Western America showing the territory ceded by Russia to the United States. (Alaska)

  • ARTIST: Samuel Augustus Mitchell

  • PUBLISHER: Published by S. A. Mitchell, Philadelphia.

  • MEDIUM: Handcolored engraving,

    DATE: 1867.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 11 1/2 x 14" (294 x 356 mm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: One of the first maps of Alaska after its purchase by the United States from Russia. This purchase, instigated by U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, took place on August 1st, 1867. At the time of its purchase it was popularly called “Seward’s Folly.” From "Mitchell's New General Atlas,…". Nicely embellished with a grape vine border.

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  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.

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  • CATEGORIES: Maps