Auction 128, Lot 403

"Carte Generale des Etats-Unis et du Mexique Comprenant l'Amerique Centrale et les Antilles", Andriveau-Goujon, E.

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1862 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
36 x 24.5 inches
91.4 x 62.2 cm

This sectionalized linen-backed Civil War period map is very detailed and has attractive full pastel coloring. The West shows the political rarity of Colona in today's Colorado. Superb provisional western territorial boundaries include Dagotah Territory lying in the region between Minnesota and the Missouri River, Nebraska taking in the rest of the region up to the Rocky Mountains, and the huge Utah Territory stretching between California and Colona. The large territory of New Mexico has lost its southern third to General Baylor's short-lived Confederate Territory of Arizona. Washington stretches all the way to the Continental Divide. Oregon has gained statehood but lost its eastern lands, destined to eventually become the southern portion of Idaho, but here named Shoshone and only extending up to Washington; a most unusual configuration. The map details major wagon and emigrant roads, railroads, forts and much more. It extends to show all of Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean. Insets show the Petite Antilles, Central America, the Atlantic Ocean, and Long Island. The Paris bookseller's paper label attached to linen on verso is most decorative with spheres at each corner and hand lettered title to match the map. The label touts the firm of Lanee's offerings of modern and antique globes, spheres, and atlases.

References:

Condition: B

On original linen in 21 sections. The map has some light foxing over most of the map, but no other flaws.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $650

Closed on 5/20/2009

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