Auction 133, Lot 282

"Map Showing Relative Geographical Position of San Bernard River & Other Waterways", U.S. Army

Subject: Texas

Period: 1899 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

19.8 x 27.4 inches
50.3 x 69.6 cm

A scarce map produced by the Army Engineers showing channel improvements to aid navigation. The map is focused on the coastal region, and it extends along the coast from Brownsville to Sabine Pass. It includes the interior to above Dallas and locates Brazos Santiago, Arkansas Pass, Pass Cavallo, Houston, Shreveport, San Antonio, and other towns. Red and blue overprinting indicates status of navigable channels and plans for dredging which extend all the way to Dallas. Prepared by Capt. C.S. Riche, Corps of Eng'rs. U.S. Army, assisted by S.M. Wilcox and F. Opikofer, December 1899.


Condition: A

Folded, as issued. Fine example, clean and bright. One small tear at left into border, closed on verso otherwise fine.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/1/2010