C1842

Central America II. Including Texas, California and the Northern States of Mexico.

Mapmaker:

J. & C. Walker

Finely engraved and sought after map with Texas shown as an indepenant republic, “Nueva or Upper California“, and inclusive of Santa Fe, areas of Native American occupancy, major roads, Mexican provinces. The Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, … Read Full Description

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S/N: SDUK-147-USA–223802
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Full Title:

Central America II. Including Texas, California and the Northern States of Mexico.

Date:

C1842

Mapmaker:

J. & C. Walker

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

395mm 
x 315mm
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Central America II. Including Texas, California and the Northern States of Mexico. - Antique Map from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1842

Description:

Finely engraved and sought after map with Texas shown as an indepenant republic, “Nueva or Upper California“, and inclusive of Santa Fe, areas of Native American occupancy, major roads, Mexican provinces.

The Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836, forming the Republic of Texas. On December 29, 1845, Congress admitted Texas to the U.S. as a constituent state of the Union.

Published by The Society for the Diffusion of USeful Knowledge.

 

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The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded in 1826 and was a London organisation that published inexpensive but high quality maps intended to adapt scientific and similarly high-minded material for the rapidly expanding reading public. It was established mainly at the instigation of Lord Brougham with the ambition of publishing information to people who were unable to obtain formal teaching, or who preferred self-education.  Particularly the town plans that were produced often included beautiful and intricate vignettes of the cityscape.  Importantly, SDUK (as it is often called) recorded the latest discoveries in Australia and America at the height of the European exploration of both nations. It received quite a lot of criticism from scholars and the elite due to its progressive influence in education reform; however despite its opposition, the forward-looking ideals of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge played a meaningful part in nineteenth-century educational history.

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