Auction 109, Lot 278

"Mexico & Guatemala", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: United States, Texas & Mexico

Period: 1846 (circa)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm

Features Texas as an Independent Republic. New Mexico is shown as a small sliver of land between Texas and Sonora, extending north into the western part of present day Colorado. Santa Fe and Taos are in Texas. Upper or New California occupies much of the West. Austin's Colony appears prominently in Texas, along with Austin's Grant, Houston, Goliad, Washington, and several other early settlements. Locates and names many Indian Tribes. Fremont's explorations are in evidence and his name appears on at least one feature - Fremont's Pass. A number of early towns are named including Pueblo de Los Angeles, plus the missions of California. An increasingly scarce issue in very good condition.

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Condition: A

Good impression with slightly oxidized original color on sheet with full margins. A couple tiny spots and very light tone mark at bottom right corner, still very good. Margins toned with two small tape stains at edge.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/1/2004

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