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    1839 Map of the United States and Texas Designed to Accompany Smith's Geography for Schools, 19" x 11.5" overall, image 17.5" x 10.25". Full color map drawn and engraved by Stiles, Sherman & Smith, "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1839 by Daniel Burgess..." The source of the map is one of R.C. Smith's school geographies. With inset map at lower left: "Map of Mexico and Guatimala [sic]", almost trapezoidal, top base 4.25", bottom base 7", showing Mexico and Central America to Costa Rica. The Rio Grande is the western border of the Republic of Texas and includes Santa Fe and Albuquerque; over 25 Texas towns are labeled. The population is indicated on each U.S. state as well as on Texas (200,000), Mexico (7,200,000), Canada West (336,000), Canada East (549,000), and U.S. territories, as are the populations of selected U.S. cities and towns. Mexico includes Upper and Lower California, Great Sandy Plain, Salt Lake, St. Diego, and the city of St. Francisco. Tiny illustrations of steamboats, ships, and sloops indicate navigational routes, tracks and double lines show railroads and canals, respectively. The mid-vertical fold has been expertly strengthened on verso. Light soiling, minor defects at the corners and edges. Fine condition.

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    December, 2007
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