Auction 117, Lot 357

"Mexico & Texas", Archer, Joshua

Subject: Texas & Mexico

Period: 1841-42 (published)

Publication: Gilbert's Modern Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11 x 9.6 inches
27.9 x 24.4 cm

This small map shows the independent Republic of Texas with its wide panhandle reaching the Spanish Peaks and the Arkansas River to incorporate Santa Fe and Taos. New Mexico is reduced to a narrow corridor between the Rio Bravo and the Sierra de los Mimbres mountain range. Houston, Parker's Fort, Swartwout, Goliad, Iguana, Refugio, Franklin, and Presidio de Altar are among the many place names in Texas. Most of the area between Texas and California is undefined, except for locating various Native American tribes. Above the title is a unique compass rose built around a globe focusing on the Western Hemisphere. In the upper margin is an interesting diagram showing the relative length of England compared to Mexico and Texas.

References: Phillips (A) #780-47

Condition: B

Very nice original hand coloring in outline, original margins, and fine impression. Just a little light foxing near title and small chip out of upper left corner, away from map, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/6/2006