Auction 140, Lot 145


Subject: United States and Texas

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Geografia Storica

Color: Hand Color

12 x 8.8 inches
30.5 x 22.4 cm

This is a scarce Italian edition of Thunot Duvotenay's map of the United States lithographed by the Doyen Brothers in Turin. The map illustrates a tumultuous period in U.S. history and the confusion this caused among European publishers as they tried to keep up-to-date with the rapid political changes in North America. It shows both an independent Republic of Texas (1836-46) as well as the U.S. acquisition of the Southwest and California (1846-48). Large Indian Districts or Distrecttos cover the area west of the Mississippi River, and the northwest shows the border well into present-day Canada, reflecting United States interests in Oregon Territory.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with wide margins, light toning along folds, a few tiny spots of foxing, and an extraneous crease.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012