Auction 163, Lot 388

"Texas and Part of Mexico & the United States, Showing the Route of the First Santa Fe Expedition", Kemble, W.

Subject: South Central United States & Mexico, Texas

Period: 1844 (circa)

Publication: Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition

Color: Hand Color

12 x 16.1 inches
30.5 x 40.9 cm

This map shows the failed Republic of Texas expedition, under President Mirabeau Lamar, to gain jurisdiction over Sante Fe and develop trade links between Texas and New Mexico. Many enterprising Texans believed New Mexico would be interested in this relationship, but upon the party’s arrival in Sante Fe, they were met by 1,500 Mexican troops. Spared their lives, the Texan party was forced to march the 2,000 mile route to Mexico City before diplomatic measures guaranteed their release a year later. Also depicted on the map is Josiah Gregg’s route from Van Buren, Pike’s route from Ft. Smith, and the Chihuahua Trail. Published in George Kendall's Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition.

References: Wheat (TMW) #483; Howes K-75.

Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair several fold separations and a 3" edge tear at right. Remargined at right to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/14/2017