Auction 140, Lot 335

"Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America: Californien, Texas und die Territorien New Mexico u. Utah…", Meyer, Joseph

Subject: Southwestern United States, Texas & Mexico

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: Meyer's Zeitungs Groschen Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11 x 9 inches
27.9 x 22.9 cm

This terrific map covers the western U.S. and northern Mexico. Of special interest is a huge California Gold Region, fully colored in yellow, that stretches from about Merced north to Shasta in Northern California. Part of the southwest and California are named Upper California and the Baja is Lower California. Lake Tahoe is here called Mountain Lake, and the Great Basin is called the Great Sandy Plain. The Great Salt Lake and Utah Lake are misshapen but correctly located. Salt Lake City (here Mormon City) is incorrectly located at the southern tip of the Great Salt Lake. New Mexico is oddly shaped and contains several towns that properly belong in Mexico. There are also many interesting place names in Texas including Austin's Grant, Houston, and S. Anfelipe de Austin. The map is filled with place names, Indian tribes and wagon roads.

References: cf. Wheat (Gold) # 217

Condition: A

There are a few faint spots in the image, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/23/2012