"New Map of the State of Texas Compiled from J. de Cordova's large Map", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1855 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
26 x 16.5 inches
66 x 41.9 cm
This double-page map shows extensive detail throughout the settled part of the state. The western third is comprised of the large unsettled areas of Presidio, El Paso, Bexar and the Staked Plain. Also, a large unorganized area called Cooke extends westward from Cooke County (organized in 1849) well into the Staked Plain. Railroads, forts, post offices, roads, springs, and topographical detail are described. Three insets: "Plan of the Northern Part of Texas," "Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey," and "Plan of Sabine Lake." This handsome sheet has fancy titling and a decorative scroll border.
Some uneven toning, else very good.