Auction 133, Lot 92

"America Settentrionale", Pagnoni, Francesco

Subject: North America, Texas

Period: 1854 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 16.3 inches
33 x 41.4 cm

This uncommon Italian produced map features good detail and fine engraved lines. The Republic of Texas (Rep. di Texas) is named. However, the geography of the western U.S. is confused with old and new territorial boundaries intermingled. Utah is huge, New Mexico shows a pre-Gadsden Purchase border and the entire Northwest is Oregon Territory. Alaska is well formed and labeled America Russa with Kenai located and the Cook Inlet named (Str di Cook). At lower right the legend uses different colors to indicate European colonial possessions.

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Condition: B+

A couple of spots in lower Pacific and closed tear at left margin just into map and another at right centerfold both closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/1/2010

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