1827 · [Bruxelles]
by Vandermaelen, Philippe
[Bruxelles]: Ph. Vandermaelen, 1827. Map. 18 1/4" x 22 1/4". Good, with margins trimmed very closely. Moffat 3. Wheat 378. From Vandermaelen's Atlas Universel de Géographie. While still part of the extended Mexican Empire, here part of the far northern edge of the frontier, which is today part of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. Shows the rivers and main terrain of the region. The Green River and its junction with the Colorado River is very clearly portrayed. Moffat states, "Utah information is from Miera [Don Bernardo de Miera Pacheco; Moffat 1] including Lac de Timpanogos (Uintah Mountains), and Rio de Sn. Buenaventura (Green River) flowing WSW into Teguayo Lac Sale (Sevier Lake). The route of the Dominguez-Escalante expedition shown. Includes note supposing northern Utah to be the ancestral homeland of the Aztecs." Notes a number of native tribes throughout.
A map which prominently depicts what would become Utah territory. An early Utah map.
(Inventory #: 58646)