Old Map of the USA, 1851 by Tallis & Rapkin - Large Texas, Western and Missouri Territory, Odd Borders
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This rather unusual map of the United States was engraved by British engraver John Rapkin and published by J. Tallis & Co in 1851.
The USA was going through a lot of flux back in the 1850s, with most state borders no where near their present day locations.
This map looks great at all sizes, from 12x16 inches (30x40cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm), 18x24 inches (45x60cm) and beyond. I can print it at large sizes all the way up to 50 inches wide (125cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
This map would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Texas or perhaps from the western states - which was the giant Missouri Territory back in 1851. The Missouri Territory, a few years earlier, was known as the Louisiana Purchase.
Texas was much larger in 1851. Later some of its land would be carved off into New Mexico. To the north is the Western Territory, which would later become Oklahoma and part of Kansas.
Nebraska is hugely elongated, spanning all the way from Canada to the Western Territory. Nowadays there's two Dakotas and Kansas in the same space.
On the left and right sides of the map are busts of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Lovely, detailed engravings of the Washington Monument and some scenes of a buffalo hunt are around the edges of the map.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.