Auction 136, Lot 342

"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 map features the "stovepipe" configuration showing Texas at its largest extent when first admitted to the Union. The western boundary is at the Rio Grande del Norte, putting Santa Fe in Texas. Part 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 and below a region labeled Wild Horses. In the western region a number of Indian Tribes are named. This is the most desirable map of Texas from the Mitchell school geographies.

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Condition: B+

There are two faint spots within the map. At extreme right side are binding holes and edge of paper is discolored from binding.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/1/2011

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