Auction 104, Lot 189

"A New Map of the State of California, The Territories of Oregon & Utah, and the chief part of New Mexico", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: United States - Western

Period: 1853 (published)

Publication: Mitchell's New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 15.7 inches
32.3 x 39.9 cm

A great map of the western territories and the new state of California from this superb series of maps originated by Samuel A. Mitchell in 1846. Oregon Territory takes in all of present day Washington and Idaho. The huge Utah Territory covers the region labeled Fremont Basin, and stretches from the California border to past the Rocky Mountains. New Mexico Territory encompasses parts of present-day Colorado and Arizona and displays a pre-Gadsden Purchase border along the Gila River. County development in California is already well underway, only three years after statehood. Decorative scroll borders. A fascinating and increasingly difficult to find map.

References: Wheat [TMW] #812; Wheat [Gold] #292.

Condition: A

Good impression with original pastel coloring.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/10/2003