Auction 153, Lot 354

"Mexico & Texas", Philip, George

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1853 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.8 x 20.1 inches
63 x 51.1 cm

This rare map of the Southwestern United States and Mexico shows the border along the Gila River prior to the Gadsden Purchase, a transaction that occurred the same year as the map was published. The new state of Texas is well-detailed, and California is named as New California. The New Mexico Territory includes what would become Arizona and portions of present-day Nevada. Indian Territory stretches into the region that became Colorado, and Utah Territory sweeps all the way to California. Surrounded by a keyboard style border.

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Condition: A

A nice example with light toning along edges of the sheet and one pinhole that is only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/20/2015

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