Auction 124, Lot 290

"Gray's Atlas Map of Texas", Gray, F. O.

Subject: Texas

Period: 1886 (circa)

Publication: The National Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.8 x 12 inches
37.6 x 30.5 cm

This handsome map is filled with detail and includes insets of Galveston Bay and Sabine Lake. There is a large secondary Bexar region in the west that is yet to be subdivided into counties. The huge unorganized Young Territory fills the panhandle even though in 1876 it had been subdivided into more than 50 counties. Greer County is shown as part of Indian Territory, indicating that Gray derived this information from the postal service. This county was claimed by Texas; the dispute was not resolved until 1896. Gray's Map of Arkansas is on verso.

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Condition: B+

Original hand coloring on a sheet with some even toning and a couple of minor spots. There is a short tear in the top margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/7/2008

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