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Auction 151, Lot 297

Rare Republic Era Map


Subject: Texas

Period: 1840 (published)

Publication: The Texan Emigrant…

Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 9.4 inches
29 x 23.9 cm

This rare map of Texas was issued in Edward Stiff's The Texan Emigrant: Being a Narration of the Adventures of the Author in Texas and was intended as a guide for people who planned to settle in Texas. Howes calls it "one of the most objective accounts of Texas affairs issued in the days of the Republic." The map itself is similar to those issued by William Hooker several years earlier but with fewer details. Texas is shown in its smaller Republic configuration with the Nueces River designated as the southwestern boundary of Texas. Fourteen land grants are named including Beales Grant, Austin & Williams Grant, and DeWitts Grant to name just a few. Austins Colony locates many settlements including San Felipe de Austin, Houston, Columbus and Montgomery. Engraved by Doolittle & Munson and published by George Conclin in Cincinnati. An important map rarely seen on the market.

References: Howes #S-998.

Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with linen to reinforce and repair several short fold separations and a 1.5" binding tear at lower right. Light soiling and moderate toning.

Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000

Sold for: $2,300

Closed on 11/19/2014