Jun 23, 2022 - Sale 2610

Sale 2610 - Lot 123

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
MITCHELL, S. AUGUSTUS. A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California. Engraved pocket map of the American territories west of the Mississippi River. 22 3/4x21 inches overall, ample margins; strong original hand-color in full; accompanying 46-page descriptive booklet in publisher's 12mo format gilt roan case present but removed; folds reinforced on verso, small repair and light stain at original mount point. Philadelphia, 1846

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An important emigrant guide map to the west, and one of the first widely-circulated maps of early Texas statehood. According to Wheat, the map was "among the first by a commercial cartographer to utilize the recent explorations that had bounded and determined the nature of the Great Basin. Because of its popularity, this map of the West exerted great influence, not only with the public but on other commercial cartographers". The 46-page "Accompaniment" is regarded among the best contemporary descriptions of Oregon and California. Wheat, TMW 520.