New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855. First Edition. Large framed map (30 x 50 cm). Contemporary hand-coloring with blue wash, creasing where formerly folded. Not examined outside frame. Scale ca. 1:13,000,000. Very good. Item #3443
Scarce and important map, framed, and suitable for exhibition and study. The map shows sailing routes through the West Indies, major cities, and ports. Lower Mexico and northwest coast of South America is displayed and Texas is shown to be part of United States. Insets: "Jamaica," "The Harbours of Port Royal and Kingston," and "The Harbour and City of Havana." Includes key to "Abreviations of the Names of the Nations possessing the West India Is[lands]" and notes.
This map formed part of Harpers Statistical Gazetteer of the World (1855) which contained 7 maps. The last copy of the Statistical Gazetteer to appear on the market was in a 1933 Dora Hood catalogue (item 299), and prior to that was a copy in a 1926 C.F. Libbie catalogue ("Pioneer Life in the West" Part 3, item no. 1364). Otherwise, we have been unable to find an example of the present map in commerce.