Map of the United States of 1838

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Map of the United States of 1838
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Map engraved and hand colored by Bradford. "While the discovery in Georgia in 1828 was the event that led to what is called the "Georgia Gold Rush", there were reports of gold in the North Georgia Mountains much earlier. Since the 16th century, American Indians in Georgia told European explorers that the small amounts of gold which they possessed came from mountains of the interior. Some poorly documented accounts exist of Spanish or French mining gold in North Georgia between 1560 and 1690, but they are based on supposition and on rumors passed on by Indians.[1] In summing up known sources, Yeates observed: “Many of these accounts and traditions seem to be quite plausible. Nevertheless, it is hardly probable that the Spaniards would have abandoned mines which were afterwards found to be quite profitable, as those in North Georgia.” from Wikipedia. 1838 is the year that the Charlotte Mint opened. In 1788 young Conrad Reed found a shiny 17-pound rock in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. His family used the rock for years as an interesting doorstop. That is, until they discovered it was Gold. This Gold find triggered America’s first Gold rush in the early days of the republic while George Washington was President. From US-Mint.Info. This interesting map shows much of the US West as Mexican Territory. The map is in excellent condition, slight staining on right margin & left margin (not encroaching on map). On Mat Board (not adhered) with plastic covers. If mats are shipped then additional shipping may apply. 12.5" x 10". (Potter Collection) Date: 1838 Location: United States HWAC# 59342