1850 Map of United States of America

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From our collections, we have a German map titled, “Vereinigte Staaten von Nord America und Mexico, 1850” or United States of America and Mexico, 1850. The map shows a large area marked simply as “desert” that would eventually become the states of California, Nevada, and Arizona.

While by 1850 Las Vegas was typically being marked as “Vegas,” or “Las Vegas” on other maps, there is no mention of it on this map.