Auction 123, Lot 382

"Mexico, Guatemala, and the West Indies", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1835 (published)

Publication: Comprehensive Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 7.8 inches
24.9 x 19.8 cm

Published in the first year of the Texas Revolution, this handsome copper plate map shows Mexico in control on the entire Southwest, Texas and California with its northern boundary with Oregon Territory. Coahuila & Texas encloses Austin's Colony outlined separately. Place names include Ft. Del Norte, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Fe and S. Juan in place of Taos. At the southeast tip of the Great Salt Lake is Brigsda, a reference we've not noted before. The map extends to show all of Central America and the Caribbean. Details include many place names, Indian tribes, etc.

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Condition: B+

Very nice impression with fine original coloring and wide margins. Some small and very light spots, else fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/20/2008

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