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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1888Cram, George F.ChicagoWestern Half of Texas$75 Picture

A wax engraved map with color outlines

Size: 14-1/2 inches X 21-3/4 inches; Scale: 1 inch = approximately 48 miles.

Map Type: Atlas

This is an excellent copy, with very good lines and markings. A little age darkened along the centerline crease.

George Cram was a noted Civil War veteran, writer and illustrator who served with the 105th Illinois Infantry Regiment and founded the publishing company with his uncle in 1867.

This map shows many frontier towns and places that have long disappeared. Railroads, forts, camps, Indian crossings, and many other designations can be seen.

This rare map shows several unusual state and territory configurations. Oregon Territory still encompasses the area that would become Washington Territory. The new territories of New Mexico and Utah appear after their creation in 1850. Extra large Missouri and Northwest Territories show the area prior to the creation of Nebraska Territory. The Indian Territory is shown in its largest and must unusual configuration.

Texas is filled with early roads, including the Great Spanish Trail to Salt Lake. Lewis & Clark's route is noted. Many Indian Tribes and early Western Forts are also identified.

Inset maps "Gold Region of California" and "District of Columbia".

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 1 Page 311, Cram, George F., Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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