Auction 135, Lot 147

"[Map of the United States with Tables]", Gilman, E.

Subject: United States, Texas

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: HR Ex. Doc. No. 1, 30 Cong. 2d Sess.

Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 13.7 inches
54.1 x 34.8 cm

The Republic of Texas is shown with its northern boundary extending to 42 degrees N. latitude. With some transitional territorial configurations including a large California Territory extending nearly to Texas with a small version of New Mexico sandwiched in between. Within California are early references to the gold-related Neuva Helvetica and Sutter's Fort. Sometimes referred to as the 'Tables Map' because a table on each side of the map offers selected statistical information including details on the "Three Divisions" of Texas. The map contains interesting versions of treaty boundaries drawn and a table of explanations provides treaty dates. Wheat says the map was likely prepared for the General Land Office to show 1848 Guadeloupe-Hidalgo treaty lines. Hand coloring is used to indicate other treaty boundaries including Great Britain 1783 & 1784; Spain 1795; France 1803; Spain 1819; and Great Britain 1846. Lithographed by Duval in Philadelphia.

References: Wheat (TMW) 561; Wheat (Gold) 42.

Condition: B

The map is very nice with strong original color and full margins. Folding as issued with a 4" split along one fold near binding trim, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/16/2011