Auction 114, Lot 292

"Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America: Californien, Texas und die Territorien New Mexico u. Utah…", Meyer

Subject: Southwest United States & Mexico

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: Neuester Zeitungs-Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 9 inches
27.9 x 22.9 cm

Terrific map that covers the western U.S. and northern Mexico. Of special interest is a huge California Gold Region, fully colored in yellow, that stretches from about Merced north to Shasta in Northern California. The southwest and California is called Upper California and the Baja is Lower California. Lake Tahoe is here called Mountain Lake. The Great Basin is called the Great Sandy Plains. Utah is a vague area in the northeast portion of Upper California. The Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake are misshapen but correctly located. Salt Lake City (here Mormon City) is incorrectly located at the southern tip of the Great Salt Lake. New Mexico is oddly shaped and contains several towns that properly belong in Mexico. With the pre-Gadsden Purchase border. Many interesting place names in Texas including Austin's Grant, Houston, S. Anfelipe de Austin, and more. Filled with place names, Indian tribes, wagon roads, and more. A seldom seen issue.

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Condition: A

Fine, crisp impression and lovely original coloring.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/1/2006

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