Auction 121, Lot 138

"[United States]", Gilman, E.

Subject: United States

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: HR Doc. #1, 30th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Hand Color

33.3 x 13.6 inches
84.6 x 34.5 cm

Important and uncommon map showing the new state of Texas with its northern boundary extending to 42° N. latitude in the 'stovepipe' configuration of the state at its largest extent. A large California Territory extends nearly to Texas with a small New Mexico sandwiched in between. Sutter's Fort is shown incorrectly on the Plumas River. Interesting versions of treaty boundaries are drawn and a table of explanations provides treaty dates. This is sometimes referred to as the Tables Map because a table on each side of the map offers selected statistical information including details on the "Three Divisions" of Texas. The right side table divides states and territories into Free States and Slave States. Wheat notes the map was probably prepared for the General Land Office to show Guadeloupe-Hidalgo treaty lines. Printed by Duval in Philadelphia and drawn by E. Gilman

References: Koepp CIS 537; Wheat (TMW) 561; Streeter Sale 3876.

Condition: B+

The example has full margins and fine color. Folding, as issued. A near fine example less some light offsetting.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/26/2007