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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1845Tanner, Henry S.PhiladelphiaMap of Texas from the most recent authorities.$4,500 Picture

A lithograph with hand colored wash.

Size: Approximagely 31 cm x 38 cm (11.75 inches x 14.75 inches)

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy with no blemishes and vibrant colors.

This beautiful map, originally engraved by C.S. Williams, was included in the last edition of Henry S. Tanner's Universal Atlas published by Carey and Hart, replacing the aging 1838 Texas map by T.G. Bradford that the publication originally contained until 1845. The new map carries the distinctive Tanner border unlike any others used with this map. The map states that it is copyrighted and "published" by C.S. Williams at the old H.S. Tanner address in Philadelphia, and may have been involved in a copyright or payment dispute since Tanner had likely commissioned the updated map and engraving work to replace the old Bradford, but soon would sell all his copyrights to S. Augustus Mitchell, perhaps an indication of financial difficulties while this important map was being created. Texas was now an important State, and the importance of updated information about it was paramount to the business.

This is a very rare 1st state of this map of Texas as it includes Spring Creek county1 just above Harris county, east of the Trinity River. Spring Creek county was abolished by the Texas Supreme Court in 1842.

Inset map "Texas north of Red River".


A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 788, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1909; American Maps and Mapmakers, p200-202, Ristow, George, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1985

Citations: 1 Handbook of Texas Online, s.v.

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