"[Lot of 3] Mexico [and] California, Mexico, Guatimala &c. [and] Etats-Unis et Nouvelle Bretagne",
Subject: North America, Texas
Period: 1823-49 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
A. Mexico, by Aaron Arrowsmith, dated 1823 (9.8 x 7.9"). This attractive map depicts the provinces of Mexico, spanning from Lake Tipanogos (Great Salt Lake) south to Campeche. Texas is not named on the map. The west coast is labeled New Albion with several place names located along the coast including San Francisco and San Diego, but the Great Basin region is almost entirely blank. The topography and river systems are well represented. Published by A. Constable in Edinburgh.
B. California, Mexico, Guatimala &c., by John Dower, circa 1844 (10.3 x 8.2"). A nice map that features the independent Republic of Texas. The southwest and California is labeled "Upper New California" while the Baja is "Lower or Old California." There is good detail of the topography and watershed, and the map extends to include all of Central America and Cuba. Along the bottom is a cross-section showing the elevation of major mountains and volcanoes. Published by Orr & Company.
C. Etats-Unis et Nouvelle Bretagne, by Monin & Fremin, circa 1849 (11.2 x 8.7"). The United States here stretches all the way to California with the acquisition of the Southwest from Mexico. A small New Mexico territory is surrounded by the much larger New California and the state of Texas. Large Missouri, Iowa and Indian territories occupy the Plains, and the border with Canada reflects a current configuration. Decorated by a keyboard style border.
Overall very good with pleasant light toning. The first map also has faint color offsetting.