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Tanner, Henry S.
A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, AS ORGANIZED AND DEFINED BY THE SEVERAL ACTS OF THE CONGRESS OF THAT REPUBLIC. CONSTRUCTED FROM A GREAT VARIETY OF PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS BY H. S. TANNER. [PHILADELPHIA:] PUBLISHED BY H.S. TANNER, 1847
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8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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Tanner, Henry S.
A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, AS ORGANIZED AND DEFINED BY THE SEVERAL ACTS OF THE CONGRESS OF THAT REPUBLIC. CONSTRUCTED FROM A GREAT VARIETY OF PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS BY H. S. TANNER. [PHILADELPHIA:] PUBLISHED BY H.S. TANNER, 1847
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Tanner, Henry S.
A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, AS ORGANIZED AND DEFINED BY THE SEVERAL ACTS OF THE CONGRESS OF THAT REPUBLIC. CONSTRUCTED FROM A GREAT VARIETY OF PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS BY H. S. TANNER. [PHILADELPHIA:] PUBLISHED BY H.S. TANNER, 1847
Engraved pocket map (24 1/4 x 30 3/8 in.; 618 x 772 mm), full contemporary handcoloring, inset "Map Of The Roads &c. From Vera Cruz & Alvarado To Mexico," inset plan of the "Harbor Of Vera Cruz," two tables of statistics and distances. Accompanied by the original embossed brown cloth binding, front cover gilt-lettered "Tanner's Travelling Map of Mexico."

Handsomely framed and glazed with UVIII Plexiglass. Very slightly faded. Binding rubbed and split at spine.


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Literature

Rumsey 5158 (fifth edition of the same year); Streeter sale 6:3824 (part); Wheat, Transmississippi 529; Wheat, Gold Regions 32

Catalogue Note

This is the earlier of two editions of 1847 of Tannery's keystone map of Mexico, prior to the addition of the place-names and dates of seven Mexican War battles. "The plate has been changed to follow Frémont in California, including the Great Basin. The southern boundary of California now extends from Pt. Mondrains northeast to the mouth of the Gila, while the United States boundary with Sonora is still much too far south. New Mexico is still confined to a narrow strip between the Rio Grande and the mountains that form the continental divide, all east of there being Texas, which ends at the Arkansas River. North of that stream the map has been altered to show the Parks and South Pass" (Wheat, Transmississippi). 

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York