Auction 156, Lot 96

"[Lot of 2] Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America [and] Mexico, Mittel America, Texas", Flemming, Carl

Subject: North America, Texas

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.4 x 12.9 inches
41.7 x 32.8 cm

A. Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America. This interesting German map of the United States delineates 29 states and three districts (Columbia, Missouri, Oregon). It shows the topography and political situation of the country, and includes the Republic of Texas. The Great Basin has two large lakes in the vicinity of the Great Salt Lake; from the southern lake a non-existent Rio San Felipe flows to the Pacific Ocean. A numbered key in the lower left names the states and territories, and gives their areas and populations. Also featured is the Grosse National Strasse (Great National Road) that is shown running from Washington D.C. to St. Louis. Condition: Light scattered foxing and toning. (B+)

B. Mexico, Mittel America, Texas. Uncommon German map of the southern United States, Mexico and Central America with the independent Republic of Texas shown in its smaller configuration. Mexico is divided into states and territories, which are listed in a table at bottom left. The map is filled with Indian names and some interesting spurious topography, and includes a list of mountains. Texas is stated in the legend as comprising an area of 8,000 square miles, with a total population of more than 100,000. Condition: Scattered foxing and toning along sheet edges. (B)

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Condition:

Original outline color. See description above for additional details.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/17/2016

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