Auction 109, Lot 276

"Spanish North America", Thomson, John

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1814 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

24.5 x 20 inches
62.2 x 50.8 cm

Large, attractive and significant map depicting the Spanish possessions in North America. The Spanish possessions are depicted as extending from Guatemala up through Santa Fe to the Louisiana Territory, which encompasses the area from Santa Fe to the Mississippi and from the Missouri River to near the Gulf. Especially noteworthy is the delineation of the great river systems, particularly the Platte flowing east and south of the Rocky Mountains. According to Wheat, the map originated primarily from the epic Humboldt and Pike maps and to some extent the Pinkerton and Arrowsmith maps published a few years earlier. Texas appears within the province of St. Louis de Potosi. Names many Indian tribes and villages.

References: Wheat [TMW] #320.

Condition: B

Nice original color. Toned on centerfold.

Estimate: $750 - $850


Closed on 12/1/2004