1834 Heck Antique Map The Republic of Mexico & Texas, w/ California & Missouri Territories

Cartographer :J G Heck

  • TitleCarte des Republiques Unies du Mexique J G Heck 1834
  • Date : 1834
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  61005
  • Size: 17 1/2in x 11 1/2in (445mm x 290mm)

This original antique map of the Republic of Mexico - from California, Missouri, Texas to Central America and the Indian Territories - with parts of the early US, during the early 18th century was published in the Atlas Geographe. Astronome. Et Hystorique by Johann Georg Heck, Paris in 1834 - dated in the title.

In this map, Mexico is shown divided into several provinces that include Texas and Upper California. Routes from Natchitoches and Austin to points south are depicted, as well as several trails leading from Jefferson and St. Charles, Missouri to Santa Fe. The 1819 Adams-Onis Treaty line acts as the border between Upper California and the Oregon Territory. Native American districts are also depicted in the northern portion of the map. Within the Great Basin the mythical Lake Teguayo is shown below Lake Timpanagos with several notations including "desert country, inhabited by few" and "country of many free Indian tribes."
This is overall, an unusual and scarce map showing the Republic of Mexico and continuous parts of the United States during a very interesting time of territorial expansion in North America. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - Original color:
Colors used: - Green, yellow, pink, orange.
General color appearance: - Authentic & beautiful 
Paper size: - 17 1/2in x 11 1/2in (445mm x 290mm)
Plate size: - 17 1/2in x 11 1/2in (445mm x 290mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None