1846 (dated) 13 x 9.5 in (33.02 x 24.13 cm)
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This is a highly desirable 1846 Thunot Duvotenay map of Mexico. Duvotenay published several different editions of this Mexico map - this being the most desirable due to its depiction of the ephemeral Republic of Texas. Illustrating all of modern day Mexico and southwest United States, the map offers a number of fascinating elements including the fictional rivers Jesus Maria and Wimmetchke, shown extending eastward from San Francisco Bay. The Great Salt Lake is labeled as Lake Teguayo, after Jose Antonio de Alzate y Ramirez, and is said by some to be the legendary homeland of the Aztecs. To the north of Lake Teguayo lies what we known today as Lake Utah, but here it is labeled Lake Timpanogos. Mexico itself is divided into its various intendancies. An inset in the lower left quadrant focuses on Guatemala. Features a beautiful frame style border. Prepared by Th. Duvotenay for publication as plate no. 31 in Maison Basset's 1846 edition of the Atlas Illustre.
Thunot Duvotenay (1796 - 1875) was a French geographer active in the mid 19th century. Thunot is known to have worked with several other important cartographers of his dayincluding Barbie du Bocage, Vuillemin, Charle, Levassseur and Dufour.
Maison Basset, Atlas Illustre, 1846 edition.
Very good. Even overall toning. Light foxing. Blank on verso.