HISTORICAL MAP OF THE UNITED STATES SHOWING EARLY SPANISH, FRENCH & ENGLISH DISCOVERIES AND EXPLORATIONS, ALSO FORTS, TOWNS & BATTLE FIELDS OF HISTORIC INTEREST, lithographed, edited, and published by Rufus Blanchard, Chicago, 1876. Published for the U.S. Centennial Celebrations, this printed map with hand coloring depicts historical events on a large image of the Eastern United States from the era of Columbus to about 1840. Includes six inset facsimiles of early maps, Introductory and Explanatory Notes. Six cardstock tablets of history is mounted en verso. Map and tablets mounted on linen backing bound in brown leather boards with gilt title lettering, front cover. Map approx. 54" H x 57" W. Tablets – 12 1/2" H x 8 3/4" W. Leather boards – 14 3/4" H x 10 1/4" W. American, late 19th century. Provenance: The estate of Dr. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Front cover separated from map. Areas of overall toning, lines of toning, fold lines. Minute foxing spots, surface of map and tablets. Areas of separation, largest 21 1/2", fold lines. Areas of fading to images, areas of ink transfers, surface of map. Leather boards in worn condition to be expected from age. Toning and foxing spots, visible en verso on linen backing.
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