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Auction 118, Lot 425

"Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America: Californien, Texas und die Territorien New Mexico u. Utah…", Meyer, Joseph

Subject: Southwest United States & Mexico

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: Meyer's Zeitungs-Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 8.8 inches
27.9 x 22.4 cm

This terrific map of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico is filled with place names, Indian tribes, wagon roads, and more. Of special interest is a huge Gold Region in Northern California. This early edition does not have the region hand colored. The Southwest and California is called Upper California and the Baja is Lower California. Lake Tahoe is here called Mountain Lake and the Great Basin is the Great Sandy Plains. Utah is a vague area in the northeast portion of Upper California. The Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake are misshapen but correctly located. Salt Lake City (here Mormon City) is incorrectly located at the southern tip of the Great Salt Lake. New Mexico is oddly shaped and contains several towns that properly belong in Mexico, the balance of the border is pre-Gadsden Purchase following the Gila River. Many interesting place names in Texas including Austin's Grant, Houston, S. Anfelipe de Austin, and more.

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Condition: A

A clean example with outline coloring.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/6/2007

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