Dorothy Sloan -- Books

AUCTION 22

 

1837 Issue of the Young-Mitchell Map of the Republic of Texas


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375.     [MAP]. YOUNG, J[ames] H[amilton]. A New Map of Texas, with the Contiguous American & Mexican States by J.H. Young. Philadelphia: Published by S. Augustus Mitchell. 1837 Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1835 by S. Augustus Mitchell in the Clerks office of the district court of the eastern district of Pennsylvania [below neat line] Engraved by J.H. Young [left of title] Sold by Mitchell & Hinman No. 6 North Fifth Street. 1837 [text inset lower left] Land Grants [text inset upper right] Remarks on Texas [text inset lower right] Rivers of Texas. Philadelphia, 1837. Copper-engraved map on bank note paper, original full hand coloring, title ornately lettered, piano key border, neat line to neat line: 31.5 x 38 cm; overall sheet size: 32.2 x 38.8 cm. Original upper cover of pocket folder present (detached from map), 24mo (12 x 7.4 cm), original black leather with gilt lettering within gilt borders: Mitchell’s Map of Texas, endpaper on verso with contemporary pencil note. Map professionally washed and backed but with extensive areas of restoration supplying voids; facsimile replacements done so as not to be confused with original map (i.e., slightly different color, blurred type). Pocket cover missing some leather at top left and corners, slightly warped. In old wooden frame, glazed, and matted.

     Third issue (see preceding). Streeter 1178B (one of the few maps singled out by Streeter for inclusion in his bibliography of Texas): “The same plate is used for all editions of this map.” Raines, p. 250 (this issue).

($2,000-4,000)

 

Auction 22 Abstracts

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