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1852Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Co.PhiladelphiaMap of The State of Texas from the most recent authorities.$1,375 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 an excellent example with vibrant colors.

Created by J.H. Young, a very fine cartographer who had a business relationship with Mitchell from his first map of Texas done in 1836. This is the earliest of the "new" maps of the State of Texas issued by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. in 1852 to replace the original Republic era style maps Mitchell had included in his Universal Atlas.

Many interesting notes are included on this "new" map, including a narrative about the Rio Grande, El Llano Estacado, and the "Comanche War Trail"1 between today's city of Fort Stockton and Presidio.

"Burnet County"1 (est. 1848) is not included in this map, an indication that the map is a 1st state of the J.H. Young creation.

This is a marvelous map, a must have for any serious Texas map collector.

Inset maps "Northern Texas" and "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston City". Inset table "Population &c. of Texas according to the Census of 1850".


Map References: A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 809, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1909; American Maps and Mapmakers, p313, Ristow, George, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1985

1Handbook of Texas Online, s.v.

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