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Ensign, Bridgman & F: Map of the United States, Canada, Mexico and the West Indies with Central America

Map: USA8884
 
Cartographer: Ensign, Bridgman & F
Title: Map of the United States, Canada, Mexico and the West Indies with Central America
Date: 1856
Published: New York
Width: 26 inches / 67 cm
Height: 20 inches / 51 cm
Map ref: USA8884
Description:
This rare map was part of a series first published by Thayer, Bridgman & Fanning in 1853. It was part of a gazeteer and shows the routes of explorers such as Gregg and Fremont. It is also heavily embellished with steamers and sailing ships and emphasizes the marine routes around the coasts of the region. There is a second edition recorded in 1854 when the name was changed to Ensign, Bridgman and Fanning.This particular edition is dated 1856. One large change recorded in this edition is adjustment of the the southern border of New Mexico reflecting the Gadsden Purchase, which was not present on either the 1853 or 1854 editions. Original hand colour. Framed. [USA8884].