"County Map of Texas", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Period: 1870 (dated)
Publication: New General Atlas
Color: Hand Color
13.6 x 10.7 inches
34.5 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. 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. The map is surrounded by a finely engraved leaf and grapevine border. While the map is dated 1870, Dawson county still appears just south of Bexar Territory, despite the fact that it had been abolished in 1864.
Original color on a bright sheet with an archivally repaired chip in top blank margin, far from map.