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    [Map]. Johnson's 1862 Mexico Map. 16" x 13.25" overall, with 15.5" x 12.5" decorative patterned border. Hand-colored steel engraving. Plate # at lower right corner is trimmed, from Johnson's Family Atlas. A detailed engraved map including most of Texas and parts of bordering California and New Mexico (southern area labeled "Arizona") and neighboring southern states.

    With the onset of the Civil War, there was renewed interest in building a canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, making it possible for American ships to get to California. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the narrowest part of Mexico, was suggested by many as the ideal location for such a canal. In fact, 100 years later, when Panama renewed her demand for a change in the 1903 Panama Canal treaty, some U.S. leaders suggested the United States and Mexico build a new canal across Tehuantepec. An uncolored inset map of the Territory and Isthmus of Tehuantepec is at the lower left of the map.

    Condition: A few small areas of spotting/foxing, minor toning around edges. Small amount of paper loss and small tears at left top and bottom corners. Lower corner repaired with tape. Otherwise, very fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2018
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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