Auction 132, Lot 294

"Texas in 1836", Kemble, W.

Subject: Republic of Texas

Period: 1846 (published)

Publication: History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.3 x 8.3 inches
23.6 x 21.1 cm

This delicately engraved map of the Republic of Texas displays an uncertain western border, similar to Bradford's important map of 1835. It shows the early Texas colonies and Mexican empresario land grants, including: John Cameron's Grant, Felisola's Grant, Burnet's Grant, Beale's Grant, Beale and Grant's Grant, McMullins & McGloine's Grant, De Leon's Grant, Power's Grant, Vhelin's Grant, Zavalla's Grant, Dewitt's Grant, Austin & Williams Grant with Stephen H. Austin's Grant inside of it. The map is filled with other early details including roads, topography, and much more. Notations include Comanche Indians, Elevated Prairies, Droves of Wild Cattle & Horses, Immense Level Prairies and more. The map was originally included in John Monette's book of 1846 and is an early publication by Harper & Brothers.

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Condition: A

Near fine example. The apparent fold toning is in fact the shadow from the back strap.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $950

Closed on 6/2/2010

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