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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1875Williams, J. DavidChicagoMap of Texas$400 Picture

A lithographed map, with hand colored wash.

Size: 17 inches X 12-1/4 inches; Scale: 1 inch = approximately 55 miles.

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, very clean with vivid color.

This interesting map of the growing state was developed circa 1875 during a period of western expansion. Many topographical features are provided as well as locations of forts, water wells, and river crossings. It illustrates a growing number of railways in the southeastern part of the state connecting the important port of Galveston with Houston and Austin.

In 1873, J. David Williams issued the Jones and Hamilton People's Pictorial Atlas which included this map. Then in 1875, it appeared in the H.H Hardesty issue of the Jones and Hamilton Historical Atlas of the World Illustrated.

Inset map "Western Part of Texas"

References: A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 869 & 115, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1909; Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 2 Page 259 Hamilton, Theodore F., Volume 4 Page 392, Williams, J.David, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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