Catalog Archive
Auction 167, Lot 193

"Confederazione Messicana Tratta dalle Ultime Mappe di Humboldt e di Buchon", Tasso, G.

Subject: Southern United States & Mexico

Period: 1835 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Storico, Geografico...

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13 inches
48.3 x 33 cm

Uncommon map from an Italian edition of Le Sage's historical atlas published by Girolamo Tasso. The map shows the settled areas of Mexico just one year prior to Texas claiming independence, and is based on the work of Alexander von Humboldt and Jean Alexandre Buchon. Texas forms part of San Luis Potosi and New Mexico extends far into the Rocky Mountains. A number of Native Indian tribes are named, and several notes give additional information on the region. The text panels at the sides of the map give a brief history and description of Mexico and California.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #127-22b.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with a bit of faint dampstaining, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $190

Closed on 3/28/2018