The United States of America Including All Its Newly Acquired Territory
Gigantic map of the United States and its overseas empire at the dawn of the 20th century.
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This marvelous color lithographed map captures the breadth of the American Empire at the turn of the century. As indicated by the title, it includes the newly acquired overseas possessions from a recent war with Spain (1898), the annexation of Hawaii (1898), the colonization of American Samoa (1900) and the Alaska Purchase (1867, but greatly encouraged by the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896). Inset maps along the bottom of the sheet highlight the territory gained from each acquisition.
The primary image presents the 49 contiguous states and territories (including both Oklahoma and the Indian Territory); each brightly colored by county. A robust network of railroads is shown to reach nearly every corner of the country, with distances noted between each point. Topography is depicted in simple hachure, but prominent geographic features and landmarks are individually labeled.
The map was published in Boston, Massachusetts by the National Publishing Company in 1902.
Publication Date: 1902
Author: National Publishing Company
Sheet Width (in): 58.50
Sheet Height (in): 40.00
Condition Description: Pocket map originally issued folded into 48 panels, now flattened and removed from original covers. Moderate wear and some light discoloration along former fold lines. Numerous areas of separation along folds and along the outer margins have been repaired on the verso with archival tape. Two dark spots in the center of the sheet (see Great Plains) and a few other smaller scattered spots on the left side. Remains in good condition overall.
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