DISTURNELL, John (1801-1877) Mapa de lose Estados Unidos de Méjico...1846

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DISTURNELL, John (1801-1877)

Mapa de lose Estados Unidos de Méjico, según lo organizado y definido por las varias actas del Congreso de dicha República: y construido por las mejores autoridades…

Engraved Map with original hand color.

New York: J. Disturnell, 1846

29 ½” x 41 ½” inches visible, 44” x 56” framed




The third most important map in American history.  The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo gave the United States almost half of Mexico, including Texas and California.  It referred specifically to Disturnell’s map to define the border between the US and Mexico. But following the map literally would have given Mexico the best location for a railroad route to the Pacific, so Mexican/US boundary issues remained unresolved for years after peace was achieved.

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