"Mexico, California and Texas"
Published by John Tallis, 1851
Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016
This superb reproduction of the original hand-colored steel plate engraving, "Mexico, California and Texas", was first published by the noted English cartographer, John Tallis, in his Illustrated Atlas and serves as a fine example of mid-19th century pictorial mapmaking. Generally considered to be the last of the great pictorial mapmakers, Tallis's maps are eagerly sought after by collectors.
The map shows the Mexican states, the cities and towns, rivers, lakes and mountainous regions as they existed in the mid-1800's. Also shown are California and Texas, both part of Mexico until ceded to the United States in 1848 and 1836, respectively. Of particular interest are the newly discovered gold districts of California and the exquisite vignettes of the Ruins at Uxmal, Gold Mining and Mexican Peasantry.
We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.