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Auction 183, Lot 253

Features the Republic of Texas in its Largest Configuration

"Mexico", Arrowsmith, John

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico, Texas

Period: 1842 (dated)

Publication: The London Atlas of Universal Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.6 x 18.9 inches
59.9 x 48 cm

This edition of Arrowsmith's southwestern United States, Texas, and Mexico shows the Independent Republic of Texas in a stovepipe configuration, with the southern border along the Rio Grande (R. Bravo del Norte). The northern border now follows the 100th parallel to the Arkansas River. In Upr. or New California, there is an American Fur Co. Depot on the eastern shore of Youta or Gt. Salt L.. In New Mexico, the Great Spanish Road is shown from the Red River on the Texas boundary to Santa Fe, and then heading south through the length of Mexico. A large inset depicts central Mexico, centered on Mexico City and showing the important ports of Acapulco, Vera Cruz and Tampico. Although the map is dated 1842, the Texas borders reflect a date circa 1844.

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Condition: B+

Contemporary outline color which has been retouched and some minor soiling that is mostly confined to the margins. There are archival repairs to a 4.25" centerfold separation at bottom and another one that just crosses the neatline at top, as well as to a few edge tears, including one that enters 0.5" into the map image at top, .

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 6/9/2021

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