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Auction 164, Lot 354

"Mexico & Guatemala", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Southwestern United States, Mexico & Central America

Period: 1850 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm

This pre-Gadsden Purchase map extends into present day Arizona and New Mexico with the US/Mexico border following the Gila River. Across the top are large insets of The Isthmus of Tehantepec Showing the Proposed Route from the Gulf of Mexico Sea to the Pacific Ocean, The Isthmus of Nicaragua Showing the Proposed Routes from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and Guatemala or Central America; inset at bottom left is Valley of Mexico with its two large lakes and Mexico City. The map locates and names many Indian tribes. Early California towns are named including Los Angeles, plus the three missions of San Juan, San Luis Rey and San Diego. The Baja is labeled Lower California. Austin, Houston, El Paso, and Bexar are named in Texas. Surrounded by Mitchell's scroll border in original green watercolor.


Condition: A

Near fine with minor soiling confined to the left blank margin.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/13/2017