Auction 136, Lot 341

Republic of Texas with Land Grants

"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, and Immense Level Prairies. 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: B+

Sound map with no physical flaws, very good hand color and full, original margins. Toned with some faint foxing.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 6/1/2011

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