Auction 115, Lot 293

"County Map of the State of Texas Showing also portions of the Adjoining States and Territories", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Texas

Period: 1879 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 14 inches
54.6 x 35.6 cm

Fine double-page map of Texas extending to include parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The map presents an excellent view of the county development with only the large regions of West Texas yet to be organized. Galveston’s role as a main port of entry is obvious as it is depicted in a large inset. The Llano Estacado, or Staked Plain, is shown extending from the New Mexico Territory through the Texas Panhandle. Numerous railroads serve the southeastern part of the state. Indian Territory is divided into several large nations and reservations. The map is surrounded in Mitchell's distinctive grapevine border.

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Condition: A

Short bottom fold separation just entering decorative border, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/21/2006

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