Phelp's Ornamental Map of the United States and Mexico

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This map shows the United States and Mexico and some surrounding areas. Various regions in the west are shaded in color and the regions in the east are outlined in color. Major cities, bodies of water, and geographic areas are marked (with relief shown by hachures). Additionally, the Great Oregon Railroad route from Chicago to Oregon City, Fremont's exploration route, and the Santa Fe Traders route are marked. There are two shaded text boxes list "Population of The Republic of Mexico" and "Distances in Mexico." Scale [ca. 1:11,750,000] (W 133⁰--W 60⁰/N 50⁰--N 15°) Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich.

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 34 x 47 cm. on sheet 80 x 59 cm.

Creation Information

Phelps, Humphrey, 19th cent. & Barritt, William, b. ca. 1822 1847.

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Description

This map shows the United States and Mexico and some surrounding areas. Various regions in the west are shaded in color and the regions in the east are outlined in color. Major cities, bodies of water, and geographic areas are marked (with relief shown by hachures). Additionally, the Great Oregon Railroad route from Chicago to Oregon City, Fremont's exploration route, and the Santa Fe Traders route are marked. There are two shaded text boxes list "Population of The Republic of Mexico" and "Distances in Mexico."

Scale [ca. 1:11,750,000] (W 133⁰--W 60⁰/N 50⁰--N 15°)
Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich.

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 34 x 47 cm. on sheet 80 x 59 cm.

Notes

From the Virginia Garrett Cartographic Collections.

Special Collections copy contains only the map (34 x 47 cm.). Sheet has been trimmed and lacks illustrations, some text, statistics, and ornamentation.

Indexed In: C. I. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West v.3, no.55.

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  • Call Number: 127/16 00787
  • Accession or Local Control No: UTA_926100
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth50389

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Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington

Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" grant, this collection showcases maps from the Gulf Coast region and the greater Southwest.

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  • 1847

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  • Oct. 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m.

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  • May 4, 2012, 11:04 a.m.

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Phelps, Humphrey, 19th cent. & Barritt, William, b. ca. 1822. Phelp's Ornamental Map of the United States and Mexico, map, 1847; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50389/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.