[Map of United States Showing Free States and Slave States.]
Rare handcoloured map. Sheet: 150 x 250mm, (6 x 9¾"). Some damage in plate.
A map showing those states which maintained slavery, those which had abolished slavery and the territories which were allowed under the 1854 Kansas-Nebraksa Act to permit slavery if it was supported by popular sovereignty. This act divided the nation and pointed it toward the American Civil War (1861-1865), it also nullified the 1820 Missouri Compromise which abolished slavery north of 36º30'.
[Ref: 39492] £180.00