Auction 127, Lot 354

"Mexico, or New Spain, in Which the Expedition of Cortes May Be Traced", Hall, Sidney

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1820 (circa)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Black & White

10.6 x 8.3 inches
26.9 x 21.1 cm

This reduced version of Kitchin's map first published in 1777 provides excellent detail in the Southwest. Texas is a part of the larger region of San Luis Potosi. It shows the range of the Apache, Hopi (Moqui), Teguas, Chocktaw tribes, and a few more. Good watershed and topographical detail. Northern California is New Albion and the area to the east is typically blank. The Great Salt Lake is alluded to with a shaded area "Lake the western limits of which are unknown." Inset "Environs of Mexico City.' details the bridges in the Lake of Mexico.

References: cf Wheat (TMW) #172.

Condition: A+

Clean paper and a strong impression. The margins are close as issued.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/25/2009