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|1870 Hand-Colored Map of the United States
- Authentic Old Map -
by Samuel Augustus Mitchell
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In the United States in the 1870's, U.S. Grant runs for a second term in 1871 and was reelected. Huge fires leveled Chicago (in 1871) and a large part of Boston (in 1872). The first National Park is established at Yellowstone in the Wyoming Territory. In 1871, Congress also nullified all treaties with the Indian Nations and made the wards of the country. In the Southwest, Apache raids continue into the early 1870’s as bans of angry tribesman resist confinement on reservations. In 1871, Congress also nullified all treaties with the Indian Nations and made the wards of the country. In 1872, the country’s first mail order catalog came into existence as Montgomery Ward & Company, opened in Chicago. A great financial occurred in 1873, which led to a depression that lasted for 6 years. In 1876, Colorado becomes a state and the U.S. Army sends troops to round up Sitting Bull and the Sioux and take them to the reservation. It was during this operation that Custer and his entire 7th Cavalry were killed at Little Big Horn. The 1876 U.S. presidential election was deadlocked. An electoral commission in 1877, who award 20 disputed votes to Rutherford B. Hayes, decides the election. He becomes the 19th president of the United States by one electoral vote.
This incredibly detailed map was hand-painted by craftsmen in Philadelphia. This is an excellent example of the extraordinary workmanship that set Mitchell maps apart from those of his peers. This map shows the various towns, cities, road, railways, mountains, rivers and other geographic features.
If you are looking for an unusual piece of art, to decorate a home or office, these truly "limited-edition" prints are perfect. Antique engravings, & prints are extraordinary examples of the 19th Century printing and engraving arts. As conversation pieces they are unequaled. A beautiful old print or engraving is an actual snapshot of our history. Any of these, increasingly rare, works of art are also some of the most thoughtful (and personal) gifts you can give. Unlike so many other gifts, antique prints allow you to present someone a piece of the past.
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All sizes shown are approximate. Matted maps or prints are smaller than the "matted" dimensions shown by about 6".
All of our authentic, more than 100-year old, maps and prints come double matted within museum quality, archival rag mat boards at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Due to the INCREDIBLY high shipping prices charged for OVERSIZE shipping, shipping charges may be higher than quoted for items that measure more than a total of 70" (matted height + width). For example a matted piece measuring 32" x 40" would be considered OVERSIZE (72"). For complete delivery information, see Information page.
All our authentic antiques are one-of-a-kind items. Since they are actual old works of art expect small imperfections. In some cases we may have more than one of a particular map or print. Since each is unique they may vary slightly from the item shown (when we have more than one if a particular item, the colors may be different than those shown). Each antique map or print has been dry cleaned by hand and are conservation mounted and protected in attractive rag mats. Every work in our gallery carries a lifetime guarantee of authenticity (authentic antiques only) and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee (see Information page for details). Again, the sizes stated are approximate.
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