Auction 161, Lot 395

"Republic of Mexico and Texas", Wyld, James

Subject: Western United States & Mexico

Period: 1864 (circa)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 8.8 inches
27.4 x 22.4 cm

This map covers the region from northern California south to Guatemala and shows the political divisions of Mexico in full color. There is good detail of topography and the river system with a note in the Great Basin stating "L. Youtaw probably L. Timpanogos of the Spaniards." The Boundary of 1848 is noted along the Gila River between Mexico and the US, a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Texas, which had become a state in 1845, is still in a transitional period prior to the boundary being finalized. Although the engraved line still shows the stovepipe shape, the coloring on the map is closer to the present-day shape. A table at bottom left shows the population and square miles of the provinces of Mexico. Decorated by a fancy title cartouche and surrounded by a keyboard style border. Engraved by Stockley.

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Condition: A

Original outline color with just a few tiny, unobtrusive spots of foxing.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/8/2017

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