''VEREINIGTE STAATEN VON NORD-AMERICA'' Glogau (Germany /Poland): Carl Flemming, c. 1844. Beautifully detailed map with hand-coloring. (Image: 12 1/4 x 16 1/8’’)
This handsome map depicts the United States and its Territories numbered and outlined in yellow. The Republic of Texas (an independent nation until joining the United States in December, 1845) is also named and separately outlined. Texas claimed the region westward to the Rio Grande and northward to the Arkansas River (an area they held until the Compromise of 1850), while Mexico insisted Texas’ boundaries only extended westward to the Nueces and northward to the Red River.
The chart at the left lists the 29 States and Territories and 3 ''Districts'' along with their area and population. Also listed is the population for 7 major U.S. cities according the Census of 1820 and 1840.
Also of note: Indian Tribes are located throughout the map, and the controversial northwest boundary of Oregon Territory is shown as undetermined.