Auction 119, Lot 347

"No. 13 Map of the State of Texas", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Texas

Period: 1846 (dated)

Publication: Mitchell's School and Family Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 10.5 inches
20.3 x 26.7 cm

This map features the "Stovepipe" configuration showing Texas at its largest extent when first admitted to the Union. It shows the western boundary at the Rio Grande del Norte, putting Santa Fe in Texas. Part of Texas continues to the northwest above Taos in an area labeled the Green Mountains. This edition is the first to name Dallas. There are no counties formed west of about 98°, but there is a large unorganized Bexar region above San Antonio de Bexar and below a region labeled Wild Horses. In the western region a number of Indian tribes are named. This is the most desirable map of Texas from the Mitchell school geographies.

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Condition: B

A little marginal toning or foxing, some just entering map into blank area at lower right corner, else very good.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/9/2007

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