"Mexico, California and Texas", Tallis, John
Subject: United States & Mexico
Period: 1851 (circa)
Publication: The Illustrated Atlas…
Color: Hand Color
13 x 9.7 inches
33 x 24.6 cm
Second, and most desirable, state of this 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 and Texas is shown to include much of present-day New Mexico. Two other vignettes show Mexican peasantry and the ancient Mayan ruins. The decorative border incorporates native plants of the region.
Toned at centerfold.