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Disturnell, John
MAPA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE MÉJICO, CALIFORNIA &C. : SEGUN LO ORGANIZADO Y DEFINIDO POR LAS VARIAS ACTAS DEL CONGRESO DE DICHA RÉPUBLICA Y CONSTRUIDO POR LAS MEJORES AUTORIDADES. NUEVA YORK: LO PUBLICAN J. DISTURNELL, 1850
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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Disturnell, John
MAPA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE MÉJICO, CALIFORNIA &C. : SEGUN LO ORGANIZADO Y DEFINIDO POR LAS VARIAS ACTAS DEL CONGRESO DE DICHA RÉPUBLICA Y CONSTRUIDO POR LAS MEJORES AUTORIDADES. NUEVA YORK: LO PUBLICAN J. DISTURNELL, 1850
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Disturnell, John
MAPA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE MÉJICO, CALIFORNIA &C. : SEGUN LO ORGANIZADO Y DEFINIDO POR LAS VARIAS ACTAS DEL CONGRESO DE DICHA RÉPUBLICA Y CONSTRUIDO POR LAS MEJORES AUTORIDADES. NUEVA YORK: LO PUBLICAN J. DISTURNELL, 1850
Engraved pocket map (40 1/8 x 29 5/8 in.; 1018 x 752 mm), full contemporary handcoloring, engraved vignette of the federal seal of Mexico, large inset “Carta de los caminos &c. desde Vera Cruz y Alvarado a Méjico,” five smaller insets: “Diagram of the Battle Ground [of Buena Vista] Feb 22d and 23d 1847,” “Plan of Monterey and its Environs,” “Map showing the Battle Grounds of the 8th and 9th May 1846 by J. H. Eaton,” “Chart of the Bay of Vera Cruz drawn by order of V. Admiral Baudin,” and “Tampico and its Environs,” two tables (Tabla de Distancias, Tabla Estadistica). Tipped within original brown cloth binding with English language title ("Map of the Republic of Mexico") on front cover. 

Handsomely framed and glazed with UVIII Plexiglass. Some light discoloration at central fold, repaired tear with stain at lower right corner.


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Literature

Martin-Ristow in A la Carte 23; Ristow, p. 451 

Catalogue Note

The twenty-third, and penultimate, edition of Disturnell's widely influential map, incorporating several revisions, including the addition of "Eagle Pass" in northern Coahuila and the substitution of "Sacramento City" for "Nueva Helvetia." More an entrepreneur than a cartographer, Disturnell recognized that maps of Texas and the West would become popular items after the state was admitted to the Union in 1845, and the Mexican-American War made it an even more popular commodity. 

"The demand for maps of the west by Americans increased with the outbreak of the Mexican War in 1846. This was reflected in the inclusion of Mexico on U.S. maps and in the publication of separate maps of Mexico with adjoining states of the Union. Particularly significant, because it was used in negotiating the peace treaty of February 2, 1848, that brought the Mexican War to a close, was John Disturnell’s Map of the United States of Mexico” (Ristow).

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York