Auction 163, Lot 127

"United States & Texas. With All the Railways & Canals", Lizars, William Home

Subject: Eastern United States, Texas

Period: 1842 (circa)

Publication: Edinburgh Geographical Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.9 x 16.6 inches
50.5 x 42.2 cm

The Republic of Texas is a prominent feature of this interesting map of the growing United States. The map extends west to about the 109th meridian where the headwaters of the Missouri are illustrated. The new state of Missouri is shown with a straight western border. The large Arkansas Territory takes in most of present-day Oklahoma. Northwest Territory includes Wisconsin and much of Minnesota. The Great Desert takes in the central plains and is occupied by a number of Indian nations. The Republic of Texas is shown in a small format with the southern boundary with Mexico formed by a dotted line between the Nueces and Rio Grande rivers.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #782-63.

Condition: C+

The map has been varnished, with the exception of a small sliver along the centerfold. It is an otherwise nice example with no tears, separations or foxing.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/14/2017

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