Auction 124, Lot 317

"Mexico & Texas", Philip, George

Subject: United States, Texas & Mexico

Period: 1853 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.8 x 20 inches
63 x 50.8 cm

This map of the Southwestern United States and Mexico shows the border along the Gila River prior to the Gadsden Purchase, a transaction that occurred the same year as the map was published. The new state of Texas is well-detailed, and California is named as New California. The New Mexico Territory includes what would become Arizona and portions of present-day Nevada. Indian Territory stretches into the region that became Colorado, and Utah Territory sweeps all the way to California.

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Condition: A

A nice example with some faint toning and two pinholes in Texas that are only visible when the map is held up to strong light.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/7/2008

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