Auction 121, Lot 335

"Map of the Republic of Mexico", Desilver, Charles

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1859 (dated)

Publication: Mitchell's New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

25.7 x 15.8 inches
65.3 x 40.1 cm

A large, nicely engraved and colorful map with two insets, Valley of Mexico and The Isthmus of Tehuantepec. This double page map was compiled by W.H. Holmes and is only seen in the last couple years of this atlas' production. It locates many place names, and locates cities, villages, forts, roads, rivers and the route of the proposed Aransas Railroad from Aransas, Texas to Mazatlan. Three tables provide information on exports, gold and silver minting and population of each state. Ristow reports that this map is from the final edition of the atlas, published from Baltimore by Cushings & Bailey. The map has simple neatlines rather than the decorative border featured on most in this atlas.

References: Ristow pg. 313.

Condition: B

Edges are toned and with a couple minor chips. There are two short repaired tears just entering the map at top. Some light soiling confined to the margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/26/2007