Auction 119, Lot 346

"Texas", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Texas

Period: 1838 (published)

Publication: An Illustrated Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 14.4 inches
28.7 x 36.6 cm

Early edition of this Independent Republic of Texas map that was patterned on Stephen Austin's seminal map. The map shows the empresario grants, lakes, rivers, creeks, towns and Indian villages. The Old Mexican Garrison is located on the Brazos River north of Deer Creek. The border with Mexico is at the Rio de las Nueces rather than the Rio Grande and the northern boundary is along the Red River. The map locates and names San Antonio de Bexar, San Felipe de Austin, Sabine, St. Augustine, Nacogdoches, Zavala, Tivis, Houston, Montezuma, Waco Village, Tenoxititlan, and more. There are approximately 17 grants named, including Stephen F. Austin, Woodbury & Cos, Cameron's, (two separate parts), Zavalla's and Whelin's. The large region around Austin is called Austin's Colony. Engraved by G.W. Boynton.

References: Day #32; Phillips (M) p.842; cf Martin & Martin #31.

Condition: A+

Light soil in blank margins, still very fine with lovely original color.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

Sold for: $3,000

Closed on 5/9/2007