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Auction 153, Lot 315

"Texas", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: Texas

Period: 1846 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 14.1 inches
29 x 35.8 cm

This is the updated 1846 edition of Bradford’s 1838 map showing the Independent Republic of Texas with its southern border following the Rio Grande. The map depicts empresario grants, lakes, rivers, creeks, towns and Indian villages. The Old Mexican Garrison is located on the Brazos River north of Deer Creek. The map locates and names San Antonio de Bexar, San Felipe de Austin, Sabine, St. Augustine, Nacogdoches, Zavala, Tivis, Houston, Montezuma, Waco Village, Tenoxititlan, and more. Numerous land grants are named including Stephen F. Austin, Woodbury & Cos, Cameron's (two separate parts), Zavalla's and Whelin's. The large region around Austin is called Austin's Colony. Engraved by G.W. Boynton.

References: cf. Day #32; cf. Phillips (M) p. 842.

Condition: B+

Original color with light toning and a couple of small stains.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 5/20/2015