“THE UNITED STATES TEXAS & the BRITISH PROVINCES of the CANADAS…” New York: F. J. Huntington, c. 1838. Engraved map with original hand-coloring. (Paper: 307 x 483mm – 12 1/8 x 19’’ Image: 295 x 477mm - 11 ½ x 18 ¾’’ )
This rarely seen map features an Independent Republic of Texas with the long stove-pipe border extending into the Rocky Mountains above Longs Peak. The huge Oregon Territory is a great example of the disagreement over this portion of the U.S./Canadian boundary between the United States and Great Britain commonly known as the “Fifty-Four Forty or Fight” dispute.
Mexico extends into present-day California and the Southwest since the map pre-dates the Mexican War by nearly a decade. There are only two large territories in the Midwest. Missouri Territory stretches from Texas to the boundary with Canada. It is bounded on the west by Oregon and includes in its southern part the oversized Indian Territory.
On its eastern border the unnamed Dakota Territory fills in the area between Canada, Missouri and Wisconsin. Four tables below the title list each state and territory with the area given for each in square miles.