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AUCTION 19

90. [MAP]. FLEMMING, C[arl]. Mexico, Mittel-America, Texas. [below neat line]  Lithographie, Drunk u. Verlag von C. Flemming in Glogau. Glogau, n.d. [ca. 1851]. Lithographed map, original outline coloring in brown, yellow, pink, green, and orange; neat line to neat line:  32.5 x 41.8 cm; numbered key at left for over fifty mountains and volcanoes; color key for Mexican states, Central American states, and British Honduras; keyed dots of different sizes to indicate population; symbols for tribal lands, railroads, canals, roads, etc. Mild stain at lower left corner, mild browning and a few scattered fox marks, otherwise fine.

     The present map appeared in Karl Sohr’s Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde (Phillips, Atlases 6137n, passim). Wheat, Gold Region 213. Sohr’s atlas was first published 1842-1844 and went through many editions. The map itself is undated, but the printed modern boundaries of Texas and California as well as positioning of the words “Die Vereinigten Staaten” are post-Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This would imply a revised map for the fifth edition of Sohr. The colorist, on the other hand, has drawn an expansive Texas with its west and north borders on the Rio Grande and Arkansas River. The present map is an interesting instance of a cartographer updating an earlier map to reflect the rapidly changing face of Texas, the Southwest U.S., and Mexico. Flemming was active in the 1840s and 1850s, and perhaps later.  ($150-300)

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