Auction 110, Lot 254

"Mexico & Guatemala", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Mexico & Central America

Period: 1850 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm

This pre-Gadsden Purchase map extends into today's Arizona and New Mexico. The Baja is here Lower California. Large insets of "The Isthmus of Tehantepec Showing the Proposed Route from the Gulf of Mexico Sea to the Pacific Ocean," "The Isthmus of Nicaragua Showing the Proposed Routes from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean," "Guatemala or Central America" and the "Valley of Mexico" with it's two large lakes and Mexico City. Locates and names many Indian Tribes. A number of early towns are named including Los Angeles, plus three mission towns of California.

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Condition: A

Lovely impression and coloring. A few small insignificant spots and one faint rust spot in map, still very good.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/2/2005

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