Auction 142, Lot 291

"[Lot of 3] Spanish Dominions in North America [and] Viceroyalty of Mexico [and] Spanish Dominions, in N. America",

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1805-33 (circa)



See Description

A. Spanish Dominions in North America, by Arrowsmith & Lewis, circa 1805, hand color, (9.9 x 8.0"). An uncommon map by Arrowsmith that shows an oddly shaped western coast of Mexico, names the town of Texas on the Rio Colorado or Cannes R, and locates the fictional Quivira,. This copper engraved map shows additional detail of place names, provinces, topography, missions, towns, forts and Indian tribes. The relief is shown by hachure and the seas are fully engraved with closely placed ruled lines. A simple title cartouche floats in the lower left. Condition: Lightly soiled. (B+)

B. Viceroyalty of Mexico, by William Blackwood, dated 1812, black & white, (4.3 x 7.1"). This small map was engraved for Kerr's Collection of Voyages & Travels and shows Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. Rivers, mountains and place names are identified. Condition: A few minor spots in the image. (B+)

C. Spanish Dominions, in N. America, by Fisher, Son &c, dated 1833, hand color, (9.6 x 7.5"). Engraved by Neele & Son, the map extends into present-day Texas and the Southwest, much of which is labeled Unknown Parts. W. Florida and E. Florida are shown. Condition: (A).

References: Wheat (TMW) #261; Phillips (A) #702-57.


See descriptions above.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/28/2012