Auction 136, Lot 346

"County Map of Texas", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Texas

Period: 1860 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.4 x 10.7 inches
34 x 27.2 cm

One of the most attractive maps of the state of Texas, inset with a map of Galveston Bay and Vicinity. West Texas is made up of Young Territory, Bexar Territory, El Paso and Presidio Counties, and clearly shows the Llano Estacado or Staked Plain with a notation about the region being "destitute of both wood and water." Erath county is mistakenly identified as "Earth" county. The map shows trails, roads, a limited railroad system that extends only into Austin, and proposed railroads indicated by dashed lines. The map is surrounded by a fine floral border. Copyright date 1860, published circa 1864. The county development is up-to-date for 1864 as Dawson county, abolished in 1866, is included.

References: Ristow, p. 313

Condition: A

Faintly toned with a few insignificant spots in border.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/1/2011

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