Auction 129, Lot 185

"United States and Texas", Johnston, Alexander K.

Subject: Eastern United States and Texas

Period: 1843 (circa)

Publication: National Atlas

Color: Hand Color

24.5 x 19.5 inches
62.2 x 49.5 cm

Handsome map of the eastern United States and the Independent Republic of Texas. Typical of British maps of this period, the map is densely engraved with information including an incredible network of roads and trails, built and proposed railways, operational and proposed canals, and lighthouse locations. The territories of Wisconsin and Iowa are both depicted, with Iowa stretching between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and extending to the Canadian border. Texas is shown with its borders extending from the Rio Grande to the Arkansas, encompassing Santa Fe and even beyond Pike's Peak. All of the important settlements in Texas are noted including all the communities along the Rio Grande. A note in the bottom left corner states "The Independence of Texas was formally declared in March 1836. It was recognized by Great Britain in Novr. 1840; and has been acknowledged by the United States, France, Holland and Belgium." In the upper left corner is an inset Sketch of the River Niagara. There is a note in the Atlantic about the Slave-holding States.

References: Day #1431.

Condition: A

Printed on heavy stock with light toning in margins.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/23/2009