A large engraved map of the nation catching the shifting territorial changes of the nation. There is a distinction that can be made about this map, while the map itself depicts the configuration of the nation around the 1820's or so, the hand color addresses borders that would come a decade or two later. For instance, while it notes the territorial districts such as “Howard”, “Girardeau” and “Laurence” in present day Missouri and Arkansas, it also notes Missouri. Likewise, while most everything west of the Mississippi is referred to as “Haute Louisiane” the hand coloring seems to allude to the Indian districts that would come about later in the 1840's. Four large insets show the principal cities of Washington, Boston, Philadelphia and New York. Condition is very good.