''MEXICO. GUATIMALA.'' Sidney Hall. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, c. 1840. Engraved map with old outline color. (Image: 10 x 14 1/2 ’’)
This attractive historical map shows the Republic of Texas with the boundaries continuing along the Rio Grande northward to the Arkansas River (into present-day Colorado). Topographical features are noted with political boundaries, major land and waterways, towns and cities identified. Several Indian Tribes are also located throughout the map.
The region west of Texas to the Pacific is under Mexican rule (until 1848). The ''American Fur Co. Depot'' is located in present-day Salt Lake City (it dominated the fur trade of the central and western United States during the first third of the 19th century. Explorations by the firm's traders and trappers, directed chiefly from its office in St. Louis, did much to prepare the frontier for settlement).