This is a fantastic pocket map of North America (with only parts of Canada) and parts of South America. It was published near the end of the California Gold Rush hence the focus on "all the routes to California." Much flux was present in the western US Territories, 8 large ones shown here, with some unusual configurations. These territories include Washington, Oregon, Northwest, Minnesota, Utah, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Indian Territory. Many details are offered including topography, rivers, railroads, wagon roads, sea routes and Indian tribes. Five sailboats and steamships are shown in the vignettes and at lower left there is a table listing distances between ports. Surrounded by a decorative border. Various varians were published excluding Fanning.
1854 Thayer, Bridgman, Fanning Map of US, Mexico and Caribbean
Map of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the West Indies with Central America, Showing All the Routes to California, with a Table of Distances
Map Maker Specifics
Thayer, Bridgman, Fanning, 1854, New York
21.7 x 26 in. plus margins
Fair - Good. The map has slight toning, numerous splits typical of pocket maps, some repaired with tape on verso. There is a small void by the back board. The cover is missing. Very good outline color