The Absolut world map
linked in yesterday's post
is not a historic map.
Texas falls within Absolut Mexico, so if this map ever really existed it would have to predate 1836, the year Texas gained its independence
. Now take a look at the northern US border. It follows the 49th parallel straight to the Pacific coast. That border was not established until the Treaty of Oregon was signed in 1846
; prior to that the US claimed the territory up to the 54°40' parallel, even with the southernmost tip of Alaska.
Furthermore, the Absolut map gives parts of the Oregon and "unorganized" territories to Mexico! Refer to this 1830 US territorial map
. The northern Mexico border shares the same latitude as the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Absolut Mexico's northern boundary goes further north - by roughly 100 miles, at about the same latitude as Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
No, I'm not gonna expand Tuborg Denmark's borders.Update:
Upon closer observation I have found the source of the error. Think of pre-1836 Mexico's eastern border as a three-tier staircase. The top tier is the border with Oregon. The step right below that is a stretch of the Arkansas River that flows through modern-day Colorado - Absolut misplaced the river.