Catalog Archive
Auction 181, Lot 314

"A Map of Mexico and the Republic of Texas. Drawn & Engraved to Accompany the History of Mexico & Texas",

Subject: Texas & Mexico

Period: 1838 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.4 x 12.7 inches
41.7 x 32.3 cm

This map features a young Republic of Texas and was issued in Niles & Pease's History of Mexico & Texas. Settlements are confined to the eastern coast and include Houston, San Antonio, Galveston and Nacogdoches to name a few. The states of Mexico are delineated and the map extends east to show a portion of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. This map first appeared in Niles & Pease's History of South America and Mexico issued the year prior.

References: Streeter (Texas) #1285A; cf. Sabin #55319.

Condition: C+

Issued folding on thin, banknote-style paper and now flat with numerous edge tears mostly along the right side that have been professionally repaired on verso. There is light toning, minor foxing, and a small portion of the right border drawn in facsimile. Given the fragile nature of the paper, the map is usually found in this condition.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/10/2021