Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 175

"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.


Condition: A

Pleasant, even toning. Close trimmed at bottom, as issued and affecting Tallis imprint.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/5/2003