"Texas", Page, H. R.
Period: 1881 (circa)
Publication: Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin
Color: Hand Color
16.9 x 24.9 inches
42.9 x 63.2 cm
This large map is a scarce issue of Texas by the little-known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. County development is shown in attractive full hand color, which is uncommon for this late date. The map locates cities, towns, rivers, lakes, and an extensive railroad network. A small inset at bottom shows the western counties of Presidio and El Paso upside down in order to fit on the sheet. The verso is filled with various illustrations in Wisconsin including flour mills, a lumber yard and a steam printing house.
This map was included in Page’s Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin. Page had purchased the plates from the 1878 edition by Synder, Van Vechten & Company, and expanded the atlas to include thirteen other state maps including this one.
References: Ristow p. 443; cf. Phillips (A) #2634.
Original color with light, pleasant even-age toning and very minor soiling primarily confined to the blank margins.