“Central America II. Including Texas, California and the Northern States of Mexico.” London: Chapman & Hall, October 15, 1842. Engraving by J. & C. Walker. Original outline color. 12 x 15 3/8. Very good condition. Wheat: 460.
The SDUK regional map of the American southwest, showing the northern parts of Mexico, ‘Nueva California,’ and Texas as an independent republic. The republic is shown enlarged in the northwest part to include most of present-day New Mexico, extending beyond Santa Fe. A note of some interest is the “Supposed Petrified Forest” in the western part of the republic. The precise engraving and neat presentation make this map easy to read, something that is well worth pursuing. This is a fine example of the quite scarce first edition.