Lot 165: Map of Sonora, Mexico 1885

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:43

Lot 165: Author: Herbert, Charles E. Title: Official Map of the State of Sonora Republic of Mexico Compiled from Surveys, Reconnaissances and other Sources. 1885 by Chas. E. Herbert, C.E. [title also in Spanish] Place Published: [Washington, D.C.?] Publisher: Date Published: 1885 Description: Lithographed (photolithographic?) map, hand-colored in outline. 57x70 cm (22?x27?"), folding into cloth covers 17x11.5 cm (6?x4?). The state of Sonora in northwest Mexico, with the east coast of Baja California and the borderlands of the United States. The date printed on the map is 1884; a printed slip with 5 has been pasted over the 4. The date on the folder is 1885. Warren Heckrotte notes:"El Territorio Mexicano, II, p 568 reproduces another issue, twice the size, dated 1885 with English title replaced by a statistical table. It has imprint of The Moss Engraving Co. N.Y. U.S.A. Engravers and Printers. My copy was probably produced by photo-lithography reducing the size in the process." The map is loose from the folder, the folder has wear to spine and corners, about half of rear pastedown missing; map near fine. Provenance: Russ Todd, Sacramento Book Fair, 1/89. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $600-900
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