Auction 162, Lot 304

"Map of Texas", Williams, J. David

Subject: Texas

Period: 1873 (circa)

Publication: People's Pictorial Atlas

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 17.1 inches
31.5 x 43.4 cm

This is an interesting map of Texas that uses longitudinal projection lines, which increase in width the further south one goes, to more accurately reflect the curvature of the earth and distance between degrees of longitude. It features superb detail of trails, ponds, springs, forts, and railroads and is filled with information on the region's resources (gypsum, salt, arable land, timber, sand, course grass, and forests labeled Mesquite Openings). The "Western Part of Texas" is shown in an inset on the same scale as the main map. Printed by Ferd. Mayer and son in both New York and Paris, and published in Williams' People's Pictorial Atlas


Condition: A

An attractive example with pleasant light toning.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 4/26/2017