"Map of Texas", Williams, J. David
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
An attractive example with pleasant light toning.