1851, "Mexico, California and Texas," John Tallis

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"Mexico, California and Texas," Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, 1851. Publishers: John Tallis, Jr. and brother, Frederick Tallis, London, Edinburgh & Dublin. (Image: 13" wide x 9-3/4" high). Steel plate engraved. Ornamental border with beautiful vignette views of "Gold Washing," "Ruins At Uxmal, Yucatan," and "Mexican Peasantry." These small, beautiful illustrations were drawn by H. Warren and engraved by J. Rogers. The map also identifies the "Gold Country" in "New or Upper California" along the San Joaquim and R. Sacramento with "The newly discovered GOLD districts coloured thus" (gold hand coloring identifies these districts). Original outline color. Republic of Texas is shown at its largest extent, including Santa Fe and the Green Mountains. Some unusual Texas towns designated: Swartwout; Nashville; Waco Village; Bevilport, Lavala, Texana, Fort Houston; Aquaverde; Orozimbo (this was a large sugar cane plantation in Brazoria County); and Tenoxtillan. Map published in "The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World - Geographical, Political, Commercial & Statistical," published in 1851 and edited by R. Montgomery Martin, Esq. This map is on strong, heavy paper with high rag content. Slight foxing, as shown, but otherwise excellent condition.



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