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Pingenot Auction, Lot 189

189. [MAP]. TALLIS, J. & F. Mexico, California and Texas. London, Edinburgh & Dublin: Tallis, [1850]. Engraved map with original coloring and tinted vignettes, 25.5 x 32.8 cm (10 x 13 inches). Very fine.
        The preferred state, with the vignette of California gold washers that did not appear on the early incarnations. The two other vignettes are Ruins at Uxmal, Yucatan and Mexican Peasantry. Day, p. 48. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 737; Maps of the California Gold Region 200. Pingenot: A fine map showing 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.
($200-400)