Auction 126, Lot 370

"Mexico, California & Texas", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: United States, Texas & Mexico

Period: 1849 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 10 inches
36.8 x 25.4 cm

Nice edition which still labels California as Upper or New California, but the border clearly matches the California boundaries as we know them. Pre-Gadsden Purchase border in the Southwest. This map is likely from California's military government status prior to achieving Statehood in 1850. The rivers of the Gold Region are well shown and Ft. Sutter is located, but there is no mention of gold. The map features a pre-Gadsden Purchase border between Mexico and the United States. There is good detail of the Californian missions and early forts throughout the Southwest. Texas has statehood borders. The territories of Utah and New Mexico are in their largest configuration. Inset map of Central America at lower left. Finely engraved by Sidney Hall. Many of Black's maps from this period combine some printed color with hand coloring, but this example is fully hand colored.


Condition: B+

Very nice original hand coloring and fine impression. A very light water stain at lower left corner partially into the inset.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 12/3/2008