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Auction 192, Lot 316


"Mexico, California & Texas", Black, Adam & Charles

Subject: Southern United States & Mexico

Period: 1849 (circa)

Publication: Black's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.8 x 10.2 inches
37.6 x 25.9 cm
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This delicately engraved map depicts Mexico and the region recently acquired by the United States in the Mexican-American War. The map features a post-Gadsden Purchase border between Mexico and the United States. Missions in California dot the route along the coast as far south as Baja. Detail throughout the Southwest and Texas includes forts, roads, towns, and Indian Lands. A great number of towns are located in Texas including Waco Village, Uacosi, Encinos, S. Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Liberty, but there is no sign of Dallas or Fort Worth. The huge Utah Territory stretches between California and Indian Territory. New Mexico Territory is in its largest extent, bounded by Mexico, California, Utah and Texas. The inset map of Central America is titled Guatimala. The map was produced in Scotland and finely engraved by Sidney Hall.


Condition: B+

Contemporary color with light oxidation of green pigment and light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $110

Closed on 4/26/2023