Catalog Archive
Auction 125, Lot 337

"Mexico & Guatemala", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Southwest United States & Mexico

Period: 1850 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm

This pre-Gadsden Purchase map extends into present day Arizona and New Mexico with the US/Mexico border following the Gila River. Across the top are large insets of The Isthmus of Tehantepec Showing the Proposed Route from the Gulf of Mexico Sea to the Pacific Ocean, The Isthmus of Nicaragua Showing the Proposed Routes from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and Guatemala or Central America; inset at bottom left is Valley of Mexico with its two large lakes and Mexico City. The map locates and names many Indian tribes. Early California towns are named including Los Angeles, plus the three missions of San Juan, San Luis Rey and San Diego. The Baja is labeled Lower California. Surrounded by Mitchell's scroll border in original green watercolor.


Condition: B+

Good impression and margins. Light original coloring. One spot in ocean and light foxing area below Isthmus inset, else very good.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/24/2008