Auction 121, Lot 323

"No. 4 Map of the United States and Texas / No. 5 Map of Mexico and Guatimala", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1839 (dated)

Publication: Mitchell's School and Family Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.2 x 10.4 inches
41.1 x 26.4 cm

This great school atlas map of the early territorial borders in the West features the Independent Republic of Texas with Austin shown as the capital by a large star. The Oregon Territory covers the northwest and extends well into Canada. The huge Indian Territory lies north of Texas and extends to the Mandan District, which in turn goes to the border with Canada. Iowa Territory is in a rare configuration, stretching from Missouri to the Canadian border and bounded east and west by the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The population is annotated for the states and Texas. The large inset at lower left is a detailed "Map of Mexico and Guatemala" and also shows the Republic of Texas, and details the Spanish holdings in North America. Published by Daniel Burgess.

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Condition: B+

A nice example with some very faint toning and one small spot near the title. The centerfold has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/26/2007

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