Official, Large-Scale, Gigantic Map of Mexico Including the Borderlands & Texas North to Dallas

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328. [MAP]. MEXICO. MINISTERIO DE FOMENTO (Carlos Pacheco). Carta general de la Republica Mexicana formada en el Ministerio de Fomento con los datos mas recientes por disposicion del Secretario del Ramo General Carlos Pacheco 1890; [lower left below neat line] Grabado por Erhard Hermanos, 35b. Calle Denfert-Rochereau—Paris [Lower right below neat line] Imp. por Erhard Hermanos—Paris. Paris, [1890]. Oversize lithograph map on four sheets on heavy paper, original partial color (brown land masses, blue bodies of water, roads in red, railroad lines in black). Each sheet measures approximately 75 x 106 cm. If joined, border to border: 232.3 x 345.5 cm. Occasional light staining, some tears and marginal chipping due to type of paper on which map quadrants are printed (two substantial closed tears to lower right sheet, but no losses to map image or borders), several repairs on versos, the map image itself is very fine, clean and bright.

     First printing (it was only in this edition that the map was printed on heavy stock paper). Phillips, America, p. 418. This is a fine example of the image that Mexico portrayed to the world during the Porfiriate. Official, large-scale map showing cities, villages, roads, railroads, mining sites, drainage, physical features, and other sites. The map extends to western Florida (including the Gulf of Mexico) and the Borderlands are shown to San Diego. Most of Texas is demarcated (to slightly north of Dallas). Included are some quaint spellings for Texas place names, Zampasses (for Lampasas), Edinburgo (for Edinburg), etc. The southernmost point of the map is southern Guatemala. Mexico’s population is given as 11,490,830. The lowest population is Baja, California (just under 35,000). This handsome map was lithographed in Paris, but because of its accuracy was republished numerous times, such as in the Bureau of American Republics, U.S. government documents, etc.


Sold. Hammer: $500.00; Price Realized: $612.50.

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