Auction 129, Lot 334

"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:
8.3 x 10 inches
21.1 x 25.4 cm

This great school atlas map features the "stovepipe" configuration showing Texas at its largest extent when it was first admitted to the Union. The western boundary is at the Rio Grande del Norte, placing Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe in Texas. A portion 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 with a large area labeled Wild Horses to the north. In the western region and panhandle a number of Indian Tribes are located. This is the most desirable map of Texas contained in Mitchell's school geographies.

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Condition: B+

Very nice example with a few spots at lower right and one in the uncolored portion of Indian Territory near Cartage.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/23/2009

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