Auction 139, Lot 281

"Carte Generale des Etats-Unis et du Mexique Comprenant l'Amerique Centrale et les Antilles", Andriveau-Goujon, E.

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1875 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

35.5 x 24.3 inches
90.2 x 61.7 cm

This is an attractive, large 19th century map of the United States, Mexico and the West Indies with insets of Central America, Lesser Antilles, New York, and Atlantic travel and cable routes. The large Dacotah territory is shown before its division into north and south in 1889, and Oklahoma is named as Territoire Indien. The most interesting feature of the map is the odd configuration of California and Nevada, which resulted from a misunderstanding of the boundary changes that occurred when Arizona ceded land west of the Colorado and Virgin rivers to Nevada in 1866. This map shows the Nevada/Utah border too far west and the ceded region belonging to California instead of Nevada. Also, West Virginia is still a part of Virginia despite the 1875 date. The overland routes to Santa Fe, Mexico and California are noted as well as notations of native tribes and topography. A color key at bottom identifies the colonial possessions. The map is printed on two joined sheets.


Condition: A

There is some light toning in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 2/15/2012