Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 309

"Mexico, California & Texas", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 10 inches
36.8 x 25.4 cm

Nice map depicting Mexico and the region recently acquired by the United States in the Mexican/American War. The map features a pre-Gadsden Purchase border between Mexico and the United States. Gives good detail of the Californian missions and early forts throughout the Southwest. Fine details throughout the Southwest and Texas. Inset map of Central America. Finely engraved by Sidney Hall. Many of Black's maps from this period combine some printed color with hand coloring. This example appears to be fully hand colored.


Condition: A+

Fine impression and delicate original coloring. A little toning in margins, well away from map image.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/21/2006