Wall Map - United States. Chapin, William.
Chapin's Ornamental map of the United States, with the new Western Possessions. New York: Horace Thrayer and Co, 1853 Hand-colored engraved wall map on 6 sheets, joined, overall 49 x 59 inches. The map extending from the eastern seaboard west to Minnesota, Iowa and Louisiana, set within a decorative border of two large corinthian columns, including 4 cornerpiece vignette views of New York, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia, and with roundell portraits of the first 12 presidents from Washington to Fillimore, 3 inset details for southern Florida, upper Maine and a general map of the western territories from the Mississippi to the Pacific. Unvarnished and mounted on modern linen, red cotton edged, old wooden rollers, some light spotting, and old creasing. Rumsey 2937. The first edition of this map was issued in 1839 with another issue in 1846.