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Auction 153, Lot 357

"Mexico", Hall, Sidney

Subject: Western United States & Mexico, Texas

Period: 1840 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 10.3 inches
36.8 x 26.2 cm

Attractive representation of the present-day Southwestern United States, Texas and Mexico. The map continues into Central America in an inset of Guatimala. The Independent Republic of Texas is colored in its smaller format following the Nueces River to the south, however, the engraved border extends all the way to the headwaters of the Rio Grande indicating the engraver intended to depict the larger configuration. This is further evidenced by the name Texas extending beyond the colored region. In Upper or New California, there is an American Fur Co. Depot on the eastern shore of L. Youta or Salt L. In New Mexico, the Great Spanish Road is shown from the Red River in Texas to Santa Fe, and continuing south through the length of Mexico. The Great Basin shows pre-Fremont information with numerous rivers including the River Buenaventura which runs straight through on its way to the Pacific Ocean.


Condition: B+

Attractive color with a few small spots and an edge tear at bottom that extends 1" into the image closed on verso with archival tape. There is light toning along the sheet edges with numerous chips and other edge tears confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/20/2015