Classic, attractive and significant map depicting the Spanish possessions in the southwestern part of North America in the early 19th century including what is now the southwest United States from much of Mississippi west to California and importantly the boundaries around the Santa Fe area, and south from New Mexico & Colorado near Pike's Peak to Yucatan thereby including a good portion of Mexico including Baja. The progenitor of this important map, according to Wheat, was primarily the epic Humboldt and Pike maps, and to some extent also the Pinkerton and Arrowsmith maps of North America and the American Southwest published just a few years earlier.Expertly laid down but the map is in pristine condition. SOLD

code : M518

Cartographer : John Thomson

Date : 1814 London

Size : 51*64cms

availability : Sold

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flourised 1814-1869

John Thomson produced two major works in his life time, A New General atlas of the World 1814-28 and Atlas of Scotland 1820-32. The maps from A New General atlas of the World were printed in full hand coloring from large copperplate engravings. The level of detail at the time of publication was heralded as a breakthrough in British cartography and Thomson rightly earned a great deal of attention and his work copied for a number of years