Auction 127, Lot 332

"Texas", Morse & Breese

Subject: Texas

Period: 1844 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 15 inches
30.5 x 38.1 cm

This scarce, desirable map of the Independent Republic of Texas extends north to above the Red River to the Old Wichita Village, and west to the Presidio Rio Grande and the Rio Colorado at about 101° West. The map locates early land grants, counties, towns and missions, wagon roads, watershed, forts, and many other details. This map is an early example of the cerographic engraving process. It was issued as a loose supplement with a blank verso; whereas later issues were bound into Morse's North American Atlas with a map of Upper California on the verso.

References: Day #110.

Condition: A

Overall very good with a few very faint spots of foxing, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $700

Closed on 2/25/2009