image of antique map
Mobile version mobile version


Log-in to see for how much this sold.

Forgot your password or username?


The auction result or estimated value is freely available to our registered users!
Not registered yet !
Register your free account today.
No credit card needed.

Similar items for Sale

Missed this item? Never miss another item again!


H!BCoR*** help
GRADING
Historical
Beauty
Condition
Rarity

 Add to my gallery  
Like this item?
Thinking about buying later on?
Or just create a virtual collection !
With Wishlist you can collect all
Your Favorite maps in one place
by simply pressing a button!
[ Read More ]
 Similar items for Sale
 Similar items in AbeMaps Source

Click here to AD this item to your Wish List [ More +]

  Find us on Facebook

MELISH,J. - United States of America Compiled from the latest and best..

MELISH,J. - United States of America Compiled from the latest and best..
United States of America Compiled from the latest and best.. - MELISH,J.
Click image to zoom old map image



Title : United States of America Compiled from the latest and best...
Map maker : MELISH,J..
Date : Philadelphia, 1822.
Size : 15.9 x 20.0 inches. / 40.5 x 50.7 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :An uncommon and important map by the well recognized American cartographer John Melish, engraved by Samuel Harrison. Melish was the first American publisher to issue exclusively cartographic and geographic pieces. Born in Scotland, he settled in the United States in 1811. He is credited with bringing American cartography up to world standards.
The work covers The West to the Rocky Mountains and presents a detailed view of the Missouri River, substantially utilizing information accumulated from the famous Lewis and Clark expedition. At the western edge of the map is a notation indicating where ?Clark?s Canoes stop 3000 miles from the Mississippi?.
Particularly interesting is Melish?s treatment of Texas. Although at the time the map was published (1818 to1822) the Texas territory was officially a province of Mexico, and well more than a decade away from being recognized as an independent republic, it is nevertheless depicted clearly in this work as a region separate from both the United States and Mexico.
The map also identifies several Native American territories, including those of the Black Foot and Chippewa (?Chippeways?) tribes. The Arkansas territory encompasses what is today Oklahoma.
Originally issued in 1818, the map is dated under the title 1820 and contains a note, ?Improved to 1822.? Nicely enhanced by the figure of an American bald eagle carrying olive branches, arrows and a red striped shield.
Condition : A handsome work in near excellent condition. Earlier hand colouring, in period tones.


ID: 15464

The item is no longer available for sale.
Click here to see for how much the item sold or the estimated value.

Missed this item? Never miss another item again!




See a list of similar items you might be interested in :


North America.
DURY, A. / SAYER, R. / KITCHIN, T.
London, 1761-1763
The auction is closed.
Item is sold for
$ 35
Approx. Euro 30  


Etats Unis (Etats de l' Ouest).
ANDRIVEAU, J. / GOUJON, J.
Paris, 1889


Gli Stati Uniti dell’America.
GUTHRIE, W.
Rome, Vincenzo Poggioli, 1803





Wish List / Virtual map collection  
Found a nice map? But this map has been sold or thinking about buying later on?
With Wishlist you can collect all Your Favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button!
Click here to AD this item to your Wish List
Note : This does not replace the BidPage during Auction.
By default we contact you when similar category items come available in future auctions!

Similar items available for immediate sale you might be intered in.



AbeMaps Archive
Browse our Archive index of 20,000+ antique maps, prints, Medieval manuscripts. The auction results are available for registered users.
Register now if you haven't done before. It is free of charge !



I have a similar map and would like to sell it.
Paulus Swaen Old Maps, Inc, is buying and selling for the last 36 years fine and rare maps. We are buying for stock or are taking quality consignments for our quarterly internet auctions since 18 years and we are the olderst internet based map auction.
Please email or send us a picture of your map and your asking price.
We need to receive an image first and can not make offers from verbal descriptions received by phone.




I would like to be notified if the item I am looking for comes up for auction.
I'm interested in this map: but it has been sold or you want to be notified when a similar map comes up for auction. Please Ad this map to my WishList and we will notify you when another example or similar map comes available

Never miss another item and Register now.
It's free; and you Save time ordering, Track your package; are able to bid in our auctions, you get free access to AbeMaps Archive with more than 20.000 auction results, and more.

You may also look at our stock list of similar items, which are available for immediate sale.