Auction 117, Lot 358

"Central America II. Including Texas, California and the Northern States of Mexico", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: United States & Mexico and Texas

Period: 1842 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 12.2 inches
39.4 x 31 cm

This map covers the southwestern United States just a few years before Mexico lost the region in the Mexican/American War. Texas is shown as an independent Republic with its panhandle extending well north up to Spanish Peaks . All of the Southwest and California are here noted as being Generally called Upper California. Large swamp and lakes are shown in the Great Basin, draining through a complex R. Buenaventura system. The map displays excellent detail throughout including Houston, Austin, San Antonio as well as forts, Indian tribes, etc. The regions are filled with interesting notations including a Supposed Petrified Forest in the western part of Texas, and Supposed residence of the Aztecs in 12th century, and (Humboldt ) in the Moquis (Hopi) region of present-day Arizona. Published by Chapman and Hall.

References: Day p. 37; Wheat [TMW] #460.

Condition: A

Fine impression with original, outline coloring. Minor edge toning.

Estimate: $600 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/6/2006