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AUCTION 19

With Vignette of California Gold Washers

100. [MAP].  RAPKIN, J. Mexico, California and Texas. [below neat line] The Illustrations by H. Warren & Engraved by J. Rogers. | The London Printing and Publishing Company | The Map Drawn & Engraved by J. Rapkin. [3 views] (1) The Ruins at Uxmal, Yucatan (2) Mexican Peasantry (3) Gold Washing.  Steel-engraved map hand colored in wash and outline (with The Newly Discovered Districts shown in gold); neat line to neat line: 22.3 x 30.2 cm; image area including botanical border with cacti, agave, grapes, gourds, etc.: 25.6 x 33 cm.  London, ca. 1850.  Creased where formerly folded, light stain at lower center, two edges lightly mat burned, verso heavily browned.

     The preferred state, with the vignette of California gold washers that did not appear on the early incarnations. This is another issue of the map described by Wheat (Maps of the California Gold Region 200), but apparently somewhat earlier than that one since it lacks the words Gold Country on the map itself, but as indicated above there is a notation at lower center The Newly Discovered Districts, which also appears on the state noted by Wheat. In Mapping the Transmississippi West (737), Wheat lists the same version as found in California Gold Region.  Taliaferro 302.  This highly decorative map shows the southwestern United States and all of Mexico. Texas is shown in its early statehood form with its western border the Rio Grande to its source in Colorado. The Old Spanish Trail, indicated as the Great Caravan Route, extends from Santa Fe (in Texas) to Pueblo de Los Angelos. The Gulf Coast is shown eastward to Tallahassee, and the West includes lower California named in the still unsettled western region.  ($300-600)

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