Auction 124, Lot 314

"Etats-Unis & Mexique", Duvotenay, Thunot

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1849 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 13 inches
43.2 x 33 cm

Beautifully engraved and detailed map showing the newly acquired land on the western United States at the conclusion of the Mexican American War. It shows a large Northwest Territory, Indian Territory and Oregon Territory (extending into Canada). Most of the west is labeled Nouvelle California with a pre-Gadsden border and Texas appearing with its pre-Missouri Compromise holdings. Remarkable detail throughout including Indian names, watershed, railroads, forts, roads, etc. It locates many Indian tribes and Spanish missions in the West. A very nice map that shows a transitional period between the Mexican American War and the eventual settlement of the Canadian boundary dispute between the U.S. and Britain. Surrounded by a decorative keyboard-style border.

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Condition: B+

A lovely example with fine impression and delicate hand coloring. Ther is a small spot in the upper border and a soft crease at upper right corner, still very good.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/7/2008

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