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1864 Dower Map of the Western United States

United States No. 2. - Main View

1864 Dower Map of the Western United States



United States No. 2.
  1864     12.5 x 9.5 in (31.75 x 24.13 cm)


This hand colored map depicts the western half of the United States including Texas, Arizona, California, Utah and Nevada. The map was made in 1864 by the English mapmaker Mackenzie. It shows Arizona extending into what is today Southern Nevada. Utah has two important cities, Fillmore and Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is the capital. The Dakotas remain undivided.


John James Dower (June 1, 1825 - 1901) was a well-respected mapmaker, print seller, and publisher based in London, England. Dower is the heir to the more prominent London engraver and mapmaker John Crane Dower (1791 - 1847). Dower worked with many prominent middle to late 19th century London map publishers including Weller, Cassell, Bacon, Petermann, and others. He was elected to the Royal Geographical Society in 1854. Dower also published on maps his own account including one atlas and various school geographies. In addition to his cartographic work, Dower is well known as an engraver of military scenes. More by this mapmaker...


Very good condition. Original centerfold. Blank on verso.