Auction 178, Lot 206

"Mexico, Mittel-America, Texas", Flemming, Carl

Subject: United States & Mexico, Texas

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.4 x 12.9 inches
41.7 x 32.8 cm

Detailed German map showing an evolving configuration in the Southwest. Although the coloring is similar to later editions published ca. 1850, this is an earlier and much less common edition of the map without engraved lines indicating the final state borders of California and Texas. The Republic of Texas extends west of the Rio Grande and north into Colorado, and includes Sante Fe and Albuquerque. A notation (in German) in the panhandle of Texas shows the "summer range of the Comanches," and numerous tribes are named to the west of the Rockies, here called Sierra Madre. The map extends to include all of Central America with a color-coded key at bottom.

References:

Condition: B+

Contemporary outline color with faint scattered foxing and some extraneous creasing at right. An edge tear that just passes the neatline at bottom left has been repaired on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/10/2020

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