Auction 161, Lot 365

Republic of Texas

"Sketch of the Sabine River Lake and Pass from Camp Sabine to the Gulf - A Distance of About 300 Miles", Eaton, J. H.

Subject: Sabine River, Texas

Period: 1838 (circa)

Publication: HR Doc. #365, 25th Cong., 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

34.8 x 8.5 inches
88.4 x 21.6 cm

This survey was made shortly after Texas declared its Independence in 1835 and appears to have been the basis for a more detailed survey accomplished in 1840 to determine the eastern boundary of Texas. A most desirable and rarely seen map. Complete with the original 3 pp accompanying report from Major W.G. Belknap to the Secretary of the War. The report describes the work performed by Lieut. J.H. Eaton to create the map. It also contains the costs incurred to make the waterway navigable and, finally, a short letter from Isaac Wright, Captain steamer Velocipede who successfully traveled upstream 300 miles to Sabine "without the least injury to my boat." On two sheets, joined as issued.

References: Claussen & Friis #243; Koepp #I-34-1-4.

Condition: B+

Light toning with some surface soiling at bottom right. Trimmed close to neatline at top, as issued, and backed with with Japanese tissue. A binding trim at bottom right has been replaced with paper.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $185

Closed on 2/8/2017