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Auction 151, Lot 318

"Spanish Dominions in North America", Arrowsmith & Lewis

Subject: Southern United States & Mexico

Period: 1804 (circa)

Publication: A New and Elegant General Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 8 inches
24.1 x 20.3 cm

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, locates the fictional Quivira, and much more. This copper engraved map further shows numerous 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. A rarely offered and desirable map of the Southwest.

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

Condition: B

Light damp stains at left and bottom right with a worm track in the bottom right corner of the sheet, away from map image.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 11/19/2014