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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1835Bradford, Thomas GamalielNew YorkTexas$3,050 Picture

Copper plate engraved with hand-colored outlines.

Size: Approximately 20 cm x 25 cm (7.8 inches x 10 inches). Scale 1 inch = 47 miles.

Map Type: Atlas

In excellent condition with some age spotting.

Taken from A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical, And Commercial.

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. Bradford found financial success with his 1835 A Comprehensive Atlas..., providing the resources to continue to produce an updated second atlas in 1838.

This is the earliest map of Texas to appear in a commercial atlas and it follows Stephen F. Austin's first map of Texas very closely. It includes several comments such as "Droves of Wild Cattle & Horses" and "Elevated Prairies".

This early map of Texas displays the location of each Grant, along with the rivers, creeks, mountains, and other topographical features. The towns of San Antonio de Bexar, "Galiod" or Goliad, Harrisburg, and San Felipe de Austin are identified along with many others. The range of the Comanche and Apache Indians as well as the location of the Whaco Indian village are also noted.

The southern border with Mexico is shown as ending at the Nueces River.

References: A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 770, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1909; American Maps and Mapmakers, p270-271, Ristow, George, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1985

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