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    S. Augustus Mitchell, Map of Mexico Including Yucatan & Upper California, Exhibiting the Chief Cities and Towns, Principal Travelling [sic] Routes &c., 1847, 28.75" x 21". Published in Philadelphia in 1847, this is one of the great Mexican-American War maps, showing all of Mexico, including California and the southwest. The borders of the state (and former republic) of Texas are edged in red. Five flags indicate the battles of the Alamo, San Jacinto, Resaca de la Palma, Palo Alto, in Texas and the Battle of Monterey in Mexico. The map, originally issued in a folded format, is now flattened and removed from the boards. The colors are strong and vibrant. Minor repairs at the fold lines, else very good.

    This third edition is an adapted version of Mitchell's 1846 New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining. Mitchell began to publish this series at the outbreak of the Mexican-American War. Mitchell anticipated a demand for maps in order to better understand events in this foreign war, so he quickly came out with a folding map of Mexico, with Texas shown with a red outline in its relative position. Keeping its purpose in mind, the map had minimal topographical information; but roads, towns, political divisions, and rivers are clearly shown. This updated edition included a detail of the Battle of Monterey in the upper right corner.

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