Handsome large-format 1814 antique map of North America, in original hand color, published by John Thomson more than 200 years ago. The beautiful coloring, dramatic topography, and coastal shading give this map great aesthetic appeal. It also offers a fascinating window into the geography of the United States during the last year of the War of 1812 and just 25 years after George Washington's first inauguration. Maine had not yet become a state, and a large Louisiana extended north and west from the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The map labels the Western Territory, encompassing what are today the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Tennessee is spelled Tenasee, and Florida and Georgia extend to the Mississippi. There is no Texas, and no California.
It names numerous Indian tribes in the U. And Canada, including the Wolf, Mandan, Snake, Pawnee, Sioux, Copper, Strong Bow, Dog Ribbed, Beaver, Aclou, Red, Blue, and more. The distance scale in the lower left corner is calibrated in British Statute Miles, and longitude is measured from Greenwich. The map was engraved by Nathaniel Rogers Hewitt and published in John Thomson's A New General Atlas , Edinburgh, 1814.
The image area measures a generous 50 x 59.8 [19¾" x 23½"]. This map is in very good condition, with a few small closed tears in the upper margin and faint staining at the top edge and on both sides of the center fold. There is some rather pronounced soil and smudging on the reverse side.Please see the scans, including the view below of the reverse side, and feel free to ask any questions. This is an original , authentic antique map, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Original 1814 Thomson Map NORTH AMERICA Indian Tribes US Canada Louisiana Maine" is in sale since Friday, November 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps".
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