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Ranney, Adolphus. Map of the United States. New York: Rufus Blanchard, 1854. 567 x 767 mm. Hand colored folding map. Folds into a 90 x 146 mm Red roan cover, stamped in blind and lettered in gilt on cover, all blind on back cover. Table with ads on inner fron cover. Two closed splits at folds, spine repaired, an excellent copy.

First Edition. Probably the last Blanchard map produced in New York as he moved his operation to Chicago in 1854. "This map shows the boundaries of Oregon and Washington Territories after the organization of Washington Territory in 1853, and before Oregon became a state in 1859, when the eastern portion of the territory was transferred to Washington Territory. The Territory of Utah is shown with the original boundaries to the Rocky Mountains, including a large part of what is now Colorado, and bounded on the east by Kansas.---TWS." OCLC 227480385, 4 copies (U. Mich, Wisconsin Hit. Soc., U. Texas, Berkeley.) The Streeter copy was at auction in 1985, the only record of public sale I can locate. Streeter 3894. (#kfk691)                    $3,800.00

 

 

 

 

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