Auction 129, Lot 359

"[Lot of 2] Carte du Mexique [and] Mexico",

Subject: Southwestern United States, Texas and Mexico

Period: 1821-43 (published)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

1) Carte du Mexique, Ambroise Tardieu, Paris, 1821, (9.8 x 15.3"), hand color. An early view of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona while the region was still under Mexican control. The map extends north to the 42nd parallel into present day Utah, including the Great Salt Lake, here called Lac de Timpanogos. Numerous Indian tribes are identified, including the Apache, Navajo (Nijors), and the Papagos, but no mention of the Hopi or their mesas. In today's Arizona Tumacacori and the mission at S. Xavier are noted. Further east are Santa Fe and Taos. Named in Texas are S. Antonio, Chichi, S. Jose, and S. Saba. The map extends into southern Mexico showing Oaxaca and Tehuantepec near the border with Guatemala. The Gulf of California and all but the northern section of Baja California are shown. Full margins and fine impression. Small area of color smudge at lower left west of Baja, still very good. (A)

2) Mexico, Morse & Breese, New York, 1843, (15 x 12") printed color. A very nice, unfolded example of this early cerographic map with full printed yellow coloring. Wheat notes that this is the same map as published by the company in 1842. California and the western states are controlled by Mexico and shown as New California. Texas is Independent and the settlements of Austin, Houston, Nacogdoches, and S. Antonio de Bexar are located. This pre-Fremont map shows a large swamp in the area of today's Great Basin with rivers flowing across its expanse. The Great Salt Lake is here named L. Youia (salt) with the American Fur Depot on its eastern shore. With a large inset map "Central America and Yucatan." Full margins and dark impression. (A)

References: #2 - Wheat (TMW) #469.

Condition: A

See individual descriptions.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/23/2009