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Texas, California, the Southwest U.S., Mexico & the Borderlands:
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Lot 48

48. [MAP]. KELLOGG, E. B & E. C. (lithographers). Map of Mexico, Texas, Old and New California, and Yucatan. Showing the Principal Cities and Towns, Travelling Routes, &c. Hartford: Published by House & Brown, 1847. Insets: [left]: Map of Vera Cruz and San Juan de Ulloa; [right]: Plan of Operations at the Battle of Monterey on the 21st, 22nd & 23rd Sept. 1846. [View]: Castle of San Juan d’Ulloa. Lithograph map in full color. Neat line to neat line: 42 x 60.5 cm (16-1/2 x 22-3/4 inches). Heavily restored and mounted on thick archival paper. Very rare.

     Day, Maps of Texas, pp. 46-47. Garrett, Mexican-American War, p. 414. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 545. Cf. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 620 & Gold Region 97. A shameless commercial attempt by House and Brown and the Kellogg lithographic firm (the latter sometimes euphemistically referred to as the Currier & Ives of Connecticut) to cash in on the interest in Disturnell’s treaty map and Mitchell’s Mexican-American War Map of Mexico, including Yucatan & Upper California. Two years later the Yankee entrepreneurs would reissue the map yet again, adding a glittering dot in California to lure the Gold Rush market. ($2,500-$5,000)

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