Auction 116, Lot 322

"Gray's New Map of Texas and the Indian Territory", Gray, O. W.

Subject: Texas, Oklahoma

Period: 1875 (dated)

Publication: Atlas of the United States

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 23 inches
38.1 x 58.4 cm

This terrific double-page map is filled with detail. It is the vertically oriented edition not to be confused with the horizontal edition from Gray's National Atlas. The state's rapid development is evident with only Young, Bexar and Pecos Territories remaining unorganized. Wegefarth County, shown in Young Territory, was established in 1873 and abolished in 1876 by the legislature when they established the other Panhandle counties. Many railroads abruptly end between cities as the cartographer endeavored to show the exact progress to date. Details include numerous railroads, cities, towns, forts, springs, and much more. A large inset depicts the Western Part of Texas, showing El Paso, Presidio, Pecos and part of Bexar Territory. In Indian Territory the Public Lands are limited to the western panhandle.

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Condition: A

Near fine example with huge margins and pastel original full-wash hand coloring. The top and bottom margins have a short tear and narrow portion of paper missing at edge far away from map image on these very wide margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/20/2006

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