Rare First State with the Flag of Mexican Independence!
Fine example of the first edition of C.F. Weiland's fine early map of Texas, New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, Mexico and the Southwest.
The map was issued less than 2 years after O’Donojú signed the Treaty of Córdoba, completing the process of Mexican Independence.
The first state of the map pre-dates the large inset map of the region from California to the Rocky Mountains, but includes a large Mexican Flag (lacking the Eagle, Snake and Cactus), which is not present in the later states. The table locating the XXI region is also not yet added.
In the main map, the emphasis of the map follows the maps of Humboldt and Pike issued in the years preceding this map, with the inclusion of information from the Stephen Long expedition to the Rocky Mountains. An open ended Lake Timpanagos is shown. The Rio Colorado and Rio Gila are relatively accurately depicted. The Spanish Road through Texas and New Mexico and then to Mexico City followed by Humboldt is depicted. Nice detail in Texas, including several presidios and the Capital of the Province of Texas. Open ended Lake Timpanagos and details of the Spanish incursions and missions extending into Utah and Colorado. Perhaps even more fascinating is the inset of California, which does not appear in the American and French editions of the map. Neu California is named and the Mission System in California depicted. The mythical second Salt Lake is shown, with a tentative river still flowing the SF Bay. The western boundary of Lake Timpanagos is shown, with place names in and around Salt Lake City which do not appear in the main map.
Finely engraved rare map, from Weiland's serial publication, known as the Atlas von America, one of the rarest of all American Atlases.
This is the first time we have ever seen this map.