Auction 101, Lot 202

"Mexico, California and Texas", Tallis, John

Subject: Southwestern United States and Mexico

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

Fine steel engraved map issued during a time of great transitions in the region. After gold was discovered in California the plate was re-engraved to include a vignette of gold panning and the gold regions of California were delineated on the map, although the political divisions still show the region completely within Mexican control. Two other vignettes show Mexican peasantry and the ancient Mayan ruins.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/4/2002

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