Catalog Archive
Auction 145, Lot 302

"Texas", Page, H. R.

Subject: Texas

Period: 1881 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin

Color: Hand Color

16.9 x 24.9 inches
42.9 x 63.2 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

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.

Condition: B+

Original color with light, pleasant even-age toning and very minor soiling primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2013