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1851 Map of Mexico, California, and Texas - $495 (Nyack)

condition: excellent
Beautifully framed map of Mexico, California, and Texas. London, Edinburgh &Dublin: J. &F. Tallis, [1851].

Steel-plate engraved, 14.5" x 10.25, on heavy paper with ornamental borders. Hand-colored boundaries of Mexican states, California, and Texas, with hand-colored vignettes by H. Warren and J. Rogers. "Newly discovered Gold districts" are marked in yellow.

An early California Gold Rush map, and a map presenting Texas at its largest. Texas includes Santa Fe and the Green Mountains. Illustrates a pre-Gadsden Purchase of the American Southwest. The Colorado River is charted, however Tallis also labels it as the Red River of Texas.

In Texas, major cities like Houston, Austin, Santa Fe, and San Antonio de Bexar are shown, as well as smaller towns, like Geneva, Nashville, and Cincinnati. Other features, such as forts, Indian villages, the range of the Comanche, mountain ranges, bays, and several coastal communities are also depicted.

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