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Auction 115, Lot 310

"Mexico, California and Texas", Tallis, John

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: The Illustrated Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

Second, and most desirable, state of this fine steel engraved map issued during a time of great transitions in the region. After gold was discovered in California the plate was re-engraved to include a vignette of gold panning and the gold regions of California were delineated on the map, although the political divisions still show the region completely within Mexican control and Texas is shown to include much of present-day New Mexico. Two other vignettes show Mexican peasantry and the ancient Mayan ruins at Uxmal. Very decorative border incorporates native plants of the region. Map drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, vignettes drawn by H. Warren and engraved by J. Rogers.


Condition: A+

Original outline color.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/21/2006