Auction 140, Lot 307

"Reconnaissance of Routes from San Antonio de Bexar to El Paso del Norte &c.&c.", U.S. War Department

Subject: Texas

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc #64 31st Congress, 1st Session

Color: Hand Color

36 x 24 inches
91.4 x 61 cm

This map covers the region of Texas between the Rio Grande at left and east to include Matagorda Bay, Preston and Fort Washita. There is good detail along routes, especially around San Antonio de Bexar, and mostly blank elsewhere. Shows a reconnaissance of 1849 in red and Lt. Whiting's route in blue. It is filled with geographical information, forts, presidios, springs, fords, watering holes and much more. A fascinating and historical map which is mostly uncolored save for fine coloring along the routes.

References: Wheat (TMW) #677.

Condition: C+

Backed with tissue to reinforce and repair numerous fold separations, small holes at fold intersections, and edge tears. Along the left fold and left edge there is also archival tape on recto. Light toning along the folds, and one small area highlighted in yellow near the center of the image. Issued folding.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/23/2012