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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1846Radefeld, Carl C.F.HildberghausenTexas Nach den besten Quellen$1,100 Picture

An engraved map, with hand colored outlines

Size: 11 1/2 inches X 14 inches; Scale: 1 inch = approximately 110 miles.

Map Type: Atlas

This is an excellent, with vivid hand-drawn outline colors. Trimmed past the neatline on the upper margin

Stamped "Meyer's Handatlas No. 103" in the upper right corner above the neat line. Originally issued in one of the finest German atlas' of the 19th century, Grosser Hand-Atlas, this interesting map of Texas was based on William H. Emory's 1844 map of Texas which was used for the annexation of Texas in 1845.

This scarce, early map of the new state of Texas is based upon Emory's seminal 1844 map, which was the prime source used by the U.S. Government for the annexation of Texas in December of 1845. The map includes much of Mexico and the Southwest and depicts the large, disputed region claimed by Texas. It shows the western boundary along the Rio Grande, extending through New Mexico and Colorado to present-day Wyoming in the north. The northern boundary is undefined with several Indian Territories depicted north of the Red River. The eastern border erroneously follows the Red and Mississippi River, thus incorporating much of western Louisiana.

The map provides excellent detail of forts, settlements, roads and exploration routes, including those of Long, Gregg, Pike, and Fremont.

The Indian tribal areas are outlined with population numbers following each tribe name.

References: A List of Maps of America in the Library of Congress, p. 844, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1901

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