Western United States Antique Map Print Set (1853)

SKU: 15989

Archival print reproduction of an antique map of the Western US from 1853 by John Disturnell.

  • Medium: Archival pigment inkjet print
  • Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, acid-free, heavyweight, matte finish
  • Size: 8x10 or 11x14 inches per print

Sold as a set of 6 individual prints. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a 8x10 or 11x14 inch frame without a mat.

All prints come unframed.

About This Map

A fascinating look at the layout of the western United States in the middle of the 19th century. The only state at that time was California, whose borders here match its present-day borders. The remaining territories indicated on the map show how borders were in a state of change during the 19th century: New Mexico is shown as covering most of the present-day area of Arizona and New Mexico, Utah is shown as covering most of the present-day area of Nevada, Utah, and part of Colorado, Washington and Oregon are shown extending much farther east than they do today, while Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana are not shown at all. The map also shows numerous details, including: the names and locations of Native American tribes; geographical features such as mountain ranges, rivers, and lakes; and towns, forts, and trails (though these latter are not labelled).

Title: New Map of California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and New Mexico
Author: John Disturnell (1801-1877)
Year: 1853