Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1856. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 12.25" x 15" A lovely map of Mexico published by Thomas Cowperthwait just a few years following the end of the Mexican-American War. It features one inset of the Valley of Mexico (at lower left), Guatemala or Central America, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec showing the proposed route from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean (the proposed trans-continental canal was never built), and the Isthmus or Nigaragua showing the proposed routes from The Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Several cities, towns, canals, and topographic details are noted throughout the map. Both proposed and realized trade routes are noted. From the "New Universal Atlas". The plate was originally published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, who sold the copyright to Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company in 1850, which was in turn bought by Charles Desilver in 1856. The map is in good condition with minor foxing. (Inventory #: 267412)
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