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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1870Johnson, A. J.New YorkJohnson's Texas$400 Picture

A lithographed map, with hand colored wash and outlines.

Size: 16 3/4 inches X 23 1/4 inches; Scale: 1 inch = approximately 40 miles.

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, with vivid hand colored wash. Very slight age toning along center crease.

This map was taken from Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas, With Descriptions, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical.

Created during a period of rapid westward expansion within the state. Counties are illustrated in different colors. Illustrates cities and towns with county seats in bold type. Railroads are depicted traversing the State and many rivers including the Colorado are shown flowing to the coast. A decorative border frame makes this map very attractive.

Originally created just before the civil war, this map is based upon Jacob De Cordova's map assembled from Texas Land Office records. Noted on the map is "El Llano Estacado" or The Staked Plain. Also noted as "Elevated Table Land without Wood or Water" in direct conflict with John Arrowsmith's observations of this area of the state. Other features illustrated springs, passes, trading posts, and man forts.

Two inset maps: "Plan Of Galveston Bay From The U.S. Coast Survey" and "Plan of Sabine Lake. No. 33".

References: A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, #858, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington; American Maps and Mapmakers, page 325, Ristow, George, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1985.

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