Auction 126, Lot 365

"No. 4 Map of the United States and Texas / No. 5 Map of Mexico and Guatimala", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: United States, Texas & Mexico

Period: 1839 (dated)

Publication: Mitchell's School and Family Geography

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 10.4 inches
41.9 x 26.4 cm

This great school atlas map of the early territorial borders in the West features the Independent Republic of Texas with Austin shown as the capital. The Oregon Territory covers the northwest and extends well into Canada. The huge Indian Territory lies north of Texas and extends to the Missouri Territory, which in turn goes to the border with Canada. Iowa Territory is in a rare configuration, stretching from the state of Missouri to the Canadian border and bounded east and west by the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Stretching from the panhandle of Texas up through Indian Territory is the huge Great American Desert. The population is annotated for the states and Texas. The large inset at lower left is a detailed "Map of Mexico and Guatemala" and also shows the Republic of Texas, and details the Spanish holdings in North America.


Condition: B+

Good color and strong impression. The centerfold weakness with several pin holes has been professionally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $350


Closed on 12/3/2008