Auction 153, Lot 351

"Mexico & Texas", Archer, Joshua

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico, Texas

Period: 1841 (circa)

Publication: Gilbert's Modern Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.3 x 9.1 inches
28.7 x 23.1 cm

This small map shows the independent Republic of Texas with its wide panhandle reaching the Spanish Peaks and Arkansas River and including Santa Fe and Taos. New Mexico is reduced to a narrow corridor between the Rio Bravo and the Sierra de los Mimbres mountain range. Houston, Parker's Fort, Swartwout, Goliad, Iguana, Refugio, Franklin, and Presidio de Altar are among the many place names in Texas. There is no hint of the Gold Rush in Upper or New California and most of the area between Texas and California is undefined, except for locating various Native American tribes.

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Condition: A

A clean and bright example with original color and a few tiny tears confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $240

Closed on 5/20/2015

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