"Central America II. Including Texas, California and the Northern States of Mexico", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Subject: Western United States and Mexico
Period: 1842 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.5 x 12.2 inches
39.4 x 31 cm
Covers the Southwestern U.S. just a few years before Mexico lost the region in the Mexican/American War. Texas is shown as Independent with its panhandle extending well north up to Spanish Peaks. All of the Southwest and California are here noted as being "Generally called Upper California." Large swamp and lakes are shown in the Great Basin, draining through a complex R. Buenaventura system. Good detail throughout including forts, Indian tribes, etc. Published by Chapman and Hall.
Steel engraved map with fine detail throughout. Lightly toned.