Auction 159, Lot 310

"Carte Generale des Etats-Unis Mexicains et des Provinces-Unies de l'Amerique Centrale", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: Southern United States, Mexico & Central America

Period: 1825 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 20.3 inches
36.8 x 51.6 cm

This is a very attractive map showing Mexico still in possession of California, the Southwest, and Texas, which is named, but not yet delineated. The western topography is represented in hachure and is based on the expeditions of Lewis and Clark, Pike and Long. Notably, it is the first to depict the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. There are also several other rivers on the West Coast still hinting at a possible navigable connection between the Atlantic and Pacific. The map includes an inset titled Guatemala ou Provinces-Unis de l'Amerique Centrale and a color key that identifies the boundaries of the United States, Great Britain, Mexico and Central America. The author's copyright is blind stamped into the paper at the bottom of the inset. An attractive keyboard style border surrounds the map.

References: Wheat [TMW] #361.

Condition: A

Original outline color on a bright sheet with wide margins. There is a manuscript note attached to the left blank margin that can be easily removed for framing.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016