Auction 139, Lot 269

"County Map of Texas", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Texas

Period: 1867 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 10.8 inches
34.3 x 27.4 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. The map clearly shows the Llano Estacado or Staked Plain with a notation about the region being "destitute of both wood and water." Trails and roads are shown and limited railroads extend only into Austin. Numerous dashed lines indicate proposed railroads. The map is surrounded by a finely engraved leaf and grapevine border. While the map is dated 1867, the county development is up-to-date for 1864 as Dawson county, abolished in 1866, is included.

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Condition: B+

Original color with light toning and a few faint spots.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/15/2012

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