Auction 128, Lot 399

"Mexico", Hall, Sidney

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1840 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 10.3 inches
36.8 x 26.2 cm

Attractive representation of the present-day Southwestern United States, Texas and Mexico. The map continues into Central America in an inset of Guatimala. The Independent Republic of Texas is shown with a long stove-pipe panhandle that includes Santa Fe, Taos, etc. In Upper or New California, there is an American Fur Co. Depot on the eastern shore of L. Youta or Salt L. In New Mexico, the Great Spanish Road is shown from the Red River in Texas to Santa Fe, and continuing south through the length of Mexico. The Great Basin shows pre-Fremont information with numerous rivers including the River Buenaventura which runs straight through on its way to the Pacific Ocean.

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Condition: A

Near fine example with no flaws in map but a little light foxing mostly in lower margin.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/20/2009

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