Auction 162, Lot 158

Highly Detailed British Atlas Map Featuring the Independent Republic of Texas

"United States and Texas", Johnston, Alexander K.

Subject: Eastern United States, Texas

Period: 1842 (circa)

Publication: National Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.1 x 19.6 inches
61.2 x 49.8 cm

This handsome and very detailed map of the eastern United States features the independent Republic of Texas. Typical of British maps of this period, the map is densely engraved with information including an incredible network of roads and trails, built and proposed railways, operational and proposed canals, and lighthouse locations. The territories of Wisconsin and Iowa are both depicted, with Iowa stretching between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and extending to the Canadian border. Texas is shown with its borders extending from the Rio Grande to the Arkansas, encompassing Santa Fe and beyond Pike's Peak and James Peak. All of the important settlements in Texas are noted including all the communities along the Rio Grande. A note in the bottom left corner states "The Independence of Texas was formally declared in March 1836. It was recognized by Great Britain in Novr. 1840; and has been acknowledged by the United States, France, Holland and Belgium." In the upper left corner is an inset, Sketch of the River Niagara. There is a note in the Atlantic regarding the Slave-holding States.

References: Day #1431.

Condition: B+

Original outline color with light soiling and minor toning along the centerfold and the sheet's edges.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $600

Closed on 4/26/2017

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