Auction 148, Lot 314

"Texas", Morse & Breese

Subject: Texas

Period: 1844 (dated)

Publication: Morse's North American Atlas

Color: Printed Color

12.5 x 15 inches
31.8 x 38.1 cm

This scarce, desirable map of the Independent Republic of Texas extends north to above the Red River to the Old Wichita Village, and west to the Presidio Rio Grande and the Rio Colorado at about 101° West. It is an early example of the cerographic engraving process, and was originally issued as a loose supplement, later bound into Morse's atlas. The map locates early land grants, counties, towns and missions, wagon roads, watershed, forts, and many other details. Blank verso.

References: Day (TX) #110.

Condition: A

Faint toning with a few edge tears and chips confined to the blank margins. There is a hole punch stamp from a previous owner in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/19/2014