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Auction 142, Lot 147

"[Untitled - United States]", Gilman, E.

Subject: United States, Texas

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: HR Doc. #1, 30th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 13.8 inches
54.6 x 35.1 cm
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This map shows the new state of Texas with its northern boundary extending to 42 degrees N. latitude. Additional transitional territorial configurations are depicted, 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; Spain 1795; France 1803; Spain 1819; Great Britain 1842 & 1846; and Mexico 1848. Lithographed by Duval in Philadelphia.

References: Koepp CIS 537; Wheat (TMW) 561; Streeter Sale 3876.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light offsetting, toning, and a few fold separations repaired with archival tape. There is a tear at upper left that extends 2" into the map image that has been closed on verso with archival tape and an extraneous crease at lower left.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 11/28/2012