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Auction 153, Lot 317

"[Lot of 3] Asher & Adams' Texas [and] Asher & Adams' Texas Western Portion [and] Gray's New Map of Texas and the Indian Territory",

Subject: Texas

Period: 1871-76 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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A. Asher & Adams' Texas, by Asher & Adams, dated 1871 (15.9 x 22.6"). This county map of East Texas extends from Louisiana west to beyond San Antonio and features the railway system of the late 19th century. The map features numerous railroads still in their infancy, along with proposed future routes: Houston & Texas Central Railroad; two spurs of the Texas Pacific Railroad; the Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific Railroad; the International Railroad; the Texas & New Orleans Railroad; the Houston & Great Northern Railroad; and the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado Railroad, which was the first operating railroad in Texas. A large inset, "Portions of Texas," shows the coastal region between Corpus Christi and Brownsville in more detail. Condition: Original color with faint offsetting and light toning along sheet edges. (A)

B. Asher & Adams' Texas Western Portion, by Asher & Adams, dated 1874 (16.4 x 22.0"). This county map of West Texas shows towns, proposed railroad lines, and rivers, including the Colorado River and the Rio Grande. The far western portion of Texas is divided into only three counties: El Paso, Presidio and Bexar. A large inset shows the western border of Texas where it meets Mexico, with El Paso shown on the proposed route of the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Condition: Original color with light scattered foxing, faint offsetting, and several light pencil notations in the image. (B+)

C. Gray's New Map of Texas and the Indian Territory, by O.W. Gray & Son, dated 1876 (26.3 x 17.0"). Terrific double-page map filled with detail. The state's rapid growth is evident from newly formed counties in the former huge panhandle section of Young Territory. Several railroads abruptly end between cities as the map indicates the exact progress to date. Details include numerous named railroads, cities, towns, watershed, forts, springs, and much more. Seven large insets include city plans for Austin and Galveston, the Entrance to Galveston Bay, and the River Systems. In Indian Territory the Public Lands are limited to the western panhandle. Locates and names the Indian lands of the Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Osage, and Arrapahoe Tribes. Condition: Original color with very faint offsetting and light toning along sheet edges. (A)



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Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/20/2015