"Mexico, California and Texas", Tallis, John
Subject: Southwest United States
Period: 1850 (circa)
Publication: Illustrated Atlas
Color: Hand Color
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.
Pleasant, even toning. Close trimmed at bottom, as issued and affecting Tallis imprint.