Auction 134, Lot 162

"United States", Tallis, John

Subject: Eastern United States, Texas

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 9.7 inches
34.3 x 24.6 cm

A great map of the eastern states and some very interestingly shaped western territories up to about the Rocky Mountains. The new state of Texas is shown with the panhandle extending to the Arkansas River and including Santa Fe and Taos. Wisconsin and Iowa are shown with amorphous boundaries and the Indian Territory is not named. Precisely engraved to show a surprising amount of detail for a map of this size. Surrounded by a decorative border that incorporates portraits of Washington and Franklin in circular elements. Also with vignettes showing a buffalo hunt, Penn's treaty with the Indians, and Washington's Monument which includes a statue at the top that was planned, but never installed. Further embellished by the Excelsior seals and the U.S. shield.


Condition: B+

Nice impression and full margins that are outside of the borders. Short split at centerfold is very well closed on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/1/2010