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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1857Desilver, CharlesPhiladelphiaMap of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities by J.H. Young$4,200 Picture

A lithographed map with hand colored wash.

Size: 13 inches X 16 inches folding to 5 inches x 3 1/2 inches

Map Type: Pocket

This is a superior copy, with vivid hand colored wash and a highly decorative border

Beacause of intense interest in Texas, this map, which had appeared in many Thomas, Cowperthwaite & Company atlases was published as pocket map by Charles DeSilver. The inset map at the upper left of the map shows the Texas panhandle and details the Canadian River and its tributaries. Another inset map at the lower left is entitled "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston City" showing important parts of the immigration center in Texas. The trans-Pecos west is labeled "Salt Plains", "Rolling Table Lands", and "Comanches and Lipans". Notes and details of land features appear, such as "Large Droves of Wild Horses and Cattle" between the Nueces and the Rio Grande. Names of water features and remarks about condition of timber in west Texas are also noted.

Many forts appear as well as the two U.S.-Mexican War battle sites in south Texas. Also noted are many roads and trails. A table in the lower left lists interesting facts from the 1850 census.

An important note on "Railroads in Texas" is included above the cartouche and the rail lines under construction are accurately mapped out instead of the proposed routes which had been included on previous versions of this map.

References: Maps of Texas 1527-1900, #30, Day, James M.,The Pemberton Press, Austin, 1964

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