Auction 116, Lot 342

"Carte Geographique, Statisque et Historique du Mexique", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: United States & Mexico, Texas

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.5 x 18 inches
64.8 x 45.7 cm

French edition of Carey & Lea's map of Mexico, the Southwest, Texas. The map extends north to above C. Mendocino on the coast of California. Mexico is divided into its states. There is good detail of the watershed in the Southwest and Texas. In the Provincia de Texas, Loredo, Presido Nacogdoch, and Presido de Bejer are among the more important settlements shown. This map was issued less than two years after Stephen F. Austin received a grant from the Mexican government to begin colonization in the region of the Brazos River. Santa Fe and several pueblos including Acoma and Laguna are identified. Engraved by B. de Beaupre. The map measures as given above and is on a full sheet measuring 27.5 x 21.3" with panels of French text, including population figures, at the sides and bottom.

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Condition: A

On a large sheet of thick paper with full, original margins and original color.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/20/2006

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