Auction 121, Lot 303

"Reconnaissance of Routes from San Antonio de Bexar to El Paso del Norte &c.", U.S. War Department

Subject: Texas

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc #64 31st Congress. 1st Session

Color: Hand Color

36 x 24 inches
91.4 x 61 cm

This map covers the region of Texas between the Rio Grande at left and east to include Matagorda Bay, Preston and Fort Washita. Good detail along routes, especially around San Antonio de Bexar, and mostly blank elsewhere. Shows a reconnaissance of 1849 in red and Lt. Whiting's route in blue. Filled with geographical information, forts, presidios, springs, fords, watering holes and much more. A fascinating sheet.

References: Wheat (TMW) #677.

Condition: B+

Several creases, and some chipping in the left margin. Fold separation in left margin repaired with tape. Usual age toning along folds.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/26/2007