Auction 155, Lot 326

"Mexico", Hall, Sidney

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico, Texas

Period: 1846 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 10.3 inches
36.8 x 26.2 cm

The Republic of Texas was a sovereign state in North America from 1836 to 1845. It was formed as a break-away republic from Mexico by the Texas Revolution. The nation claimed a large region that included all of the present state of Texas together with part of the former Mexican region of New Mexico (parts of present-day New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming). The eastern boundary with the United States was defined by the Adams-Onís Treaty between the United States and Spain, in 1819. Its southern and western-most boundary with Mexico was under dispute throughout the existence of the republic, with Texas claiming that the boundary was the Rio Grande, and Mexico claiming the Nueces River as the boundary.

This is an attractive representation of the present-day southwestern United States, Texas and Mexico. The map depicts the new state of Texas in its stovepipe configuration, bound by the Rio Grande on its western border. In Upper or New California, there is an American Fur Co. Depot on the eastern shore of L. Youta or Salt L.. The Great Spanish Road is shown from the Red River to Santa Fe, and then heading south through the length of Mexico. The map continues into Central America in an inset of Guatimala.

References: Day #1508.

Condition: B+

Light scattered foxing with a faint damp stain along centerfold.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/18/2015

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