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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1840Bradford, Thomas GamalielBostonTexas$3,950 Picture

Engraved by G.W. Boynton with hand colored outlines.

Size: Approximately 36 cm x 29 cm (14.1 inches x 11.4 inches). Scale 1 inch = 45 miles.

Map Type: Atlas

This is an excellent copy, a light water stain in the lower right margin does not affect the image.

Taken from An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, Of The United States And The Adjacent Countries.

T.G. Bradford served as an assistant editor of the America Encyclopedia before entering the field of atlas publishing with his first work published in 1835. G.W. Boynton operated an engraving shop in Boston between 1830 and 1845.

With the financial success of his 1835 A Comprehensive Atlas..., Bradford was able to update his maps, enlarge them and add a descriptive text to each. For map hungry Americans, these were attractive features to those interested in migrating during the burgeoning western expansion of the United States.

This map is from a later edition of An Illustrated Atlas....

Like the original 1838 issue, this map of Texas displays the location of each Grant and Colony, along with the rivers, creeks, mountains, and other topographical features. The towns of San Antonio de Bexar, Goliad, Bastrop, Houston, Harrisburg, and San Felipe de Austin are all illustrated. The locations of the Towash and Waco Indian village are also noted.

No other major variations from the original issue are observered, the plate size is slightly different. The southern border with Mexico is now illustrated as ending at the Rio Bravo River.

References: A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 1381, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1909; Rumsey List No. 0089; American Maps and Mapmakers, p270-271, Ristow, George, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1985

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