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Auction 151, Lot 321


"Mexico, or New Spain, in Which the Expedition of Cortes May Be Traced", Hall, Sidney

Subject: Southern United States & Mexico

Period: 1820 (circa)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Black & White

10.6 x 8.3 inches
26.9 x 21.1 cm

This reduced version of Kitchin's map first published in 1777 provides excellent detail in the Southwest and extends along the southern coast to Florida. Texas is a part of the larger region of San Luis Potosi. It shows the range of the Apache, Hopi (Moqui), Teguas, Chocktaw tribes, and a few more. Good watershed and topographical detail. Northern California is New Albion and the area to the east is blank. The Great Salt Lake is alluded to with a shaded area labeled "Lake the western limits of which are unknown." The map includes the inset "Environs of Mexico City," which details the bridges in the Lake of Mexico.

References: cf. Wheat (TMW) #172.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light scattered foxing and a short edge tear at right closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 11/19/2014