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Auction 130, Lot 333

"Mexico, California & Texas", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1857 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.8 x 10.3 inches
37.6 x 26.2 cm
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This delicately engraved map depicts Mexico and the region recently acquired by the United States in the Mexican-American War. The map features a post-Gadsden Purchase border between Mexico and the United States. Missions in California dot the route along the coast as far south as Baja. Detail throughout the Southwest and Texas includes forts, roads, towns, and Indian Lands. A great number of towns are located in Texas including Waco Village, Uacosi, Encinos, S. Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Liberty, but no sign of Dallas or Fort Worth. The huge Utah Territory stretches between California and Indian Territory. New Mexico Territory is in its largest extent, bounded by Mexico, California, Utah and Texas. The inset map of Central America is titled Guatimala. This lithographed map is a nice example of transitional coloring using a combination of early printed color (Mexico) and outline coloring applied by hand along the boundaries. This Scottish produced map was finely engraved by Sidney Hall.


Condition: A

Map images is fine: strong impression and color on clean paper. The wide, full margins have a little toning and a few spots.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 12/2/2009