Very Rare, Magnificent Large-Scale Pocket Map of Mexico

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264. [MAP]. COLTON, G[eorge] W[oolworth] & C[harles] B. & Co. Nuevo mapa de Mexico, Publicado por G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. 172, William St. New York, 1881. New York, 1881. Lithograph map on banknote paper, four joined sheets, Mexico in original full color, border between U.S. and Mexico in bright rose, seas in pale blue wash, ornate botanical border. Neat line to neat line: 90.5 x 152 cm; border to border: 103.5 x 138.7 cm; overall sheet size: 104 x 139.5 cm. Pocket map, folded into original dark brown cloth folder (23 x 12 cm), gilt-lettered: Colton’s Map of Texas G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co.. Spine slightly nicked at top with minor loss, gutter margin perished. A few folds neatly strengthened on verso. Overall very fine, with superb color. Very rare (copies located at Yale, Stanford, UT Arlington, and UC Berkeley).

     This map seems to take inspiration from the same publisher’s Empire map of Mexico (see herein for the 1866 version). Not in Phillips. Magnificent, large-scale map of Mexico, including Borderlands and Texas, running east from San Diego to Mississippi. Relief shown by hachures. Shows roads, railroads, settlements, state boundaries, drainage, etc., with prime meridian at Mexico City. ($1,000-2,000)

Sold. Hammer: $1,500.00; Price Realized: $1,837.50.

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