1841 Weiland Map of North America w / Republic of Texas

NordAmerica-weiland-1841
$375.00
Nord America.
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1841 Weiland Map of North America w / Republic of Texas

NordAmerica-weiland-1841

Illustrates an ephemeral period in the history of the Republic of Texas.
$375.00

Title


Nord America.
  1841 (dated)    23.5 x 20.5 in (59.69 x 52.07 cm)     1 : 16200000

Description


This is an 1841 Carl Ferdinand Weiland map of North America including the Republic of Texas. The map depicts all of North America from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and from and from the Arctic Ocean to Panama and Colombia. An ephemeral Republic of Texas that predates Texan claims in New Mexico which would give rise to the 'Stovepipe' configuration is illustrated here. The United States stretches from Atlantic to Pacific, though the border between the U.S. and Mexico is depicted at the 42nd parallel. As this map predates the Mexican-American War, this border is not unusual, however it means that most of what constitutes the modern American Southwest is still a part of Mexico. Also, the northern border of the United States contains a gap, likely reflecting the still undecided dispute between Britain and the United States over what is now British Columbia, known as the 54°40' dispute.

The Geography of the Republic of Texas

The geography of Texas illustrated here predates Texas's claims to New Mexico, as stated above. Later, the Republic of Texas would claim to all land east of the Rio Grande, which extended north to modern-day Wyoming, to the U.S. border, which at that time was the Arkansas River. The Republic would exist for another five years, until Texas was formally admitted to the United States in December 1845 and ceded its sovereignty to the United States on February 19, 1846. The annexation of Texas led to a deterioration of foreign relations between the United States and Mexico due to an unresolved border dispute between Texas and Mexico and directly led to the Mexican-American War.

Highly detailed, numerous cities, towns, and villages are labeled throughout the United Staes, Canada, and Central America. Each state is labeled and, although each state's borders are illustrated, they are done so very lightly, making them difficult to discern. Myriad rivers are illustrated throughout the continent, along with several mountain ranges. Each individual island in the Caribbean also bears a label. An inset map of the Aleutian Islands is situated in the lower left corner.

This map was created and published by Carl Ferdinand Weiland in 1841.

Cartographer


Carl Ferdinand Weiland (1782 - 1847) was a German cartographer active with the Weimar Geographisches Institut, where he headed up map and globe production, in early and middle part of the 19th century. Weiland was a trained as a military cartographer who, with his career at the Geographisches Institut, move into the private market. Among his other work, Weiland issued a German edition of Carey and Lea's American Atlas. Their edition, which was fully re-engraved in Germany, is of superior workmanship and stands out as some of the finest 19th century maps of individual U.S. states printed outside of America.Carl Ferdinand Weiland (1782 - 1847) was a German cartographer active with the Weimar Geographisches Institut, where he headed up map and globe production, in early and middle part of the 19th century. Weiland was a trained as a military cartographer who, with his career at the Geographisches Institut, move into the private market. Among his other work, Weiland issued a German edition of Carey and Lea's American Atlas. Their edition, which was fully re-engraved in Germany, is of superior workmanship and stands out as some of the finest 19th century maps of individual U.S. states printed outside of America.

Condition


Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso.

References


Rumsey 9074.064.