Auction 162, Lot 305

"County Map of the State of Texas Showing Also Portions of the Adjoining States and Territories", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Texas

Period: 1878 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.4 x 14.3 inches
54.4 x 36.3 cm

This attractive, double-page map of Texas extends to include most of New Mexico to above Santa Fe and the adjoining parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The map presents an excellent view of the county development with only the large regions of West Texas yet to be fully organized. Galveston’s role as a main port of entry is obvious as it is depicted in a large inset. The Llano Estacado, or Staked Plain, is shown extending from the New Mexico Territory through the Texas panhandle. Indian Territory is divided into several large Indian nations and reservations. The map is surrounded by Mitchell's distinctive grapevine border. Drawn and engraved in Philadelphia by W. H. Gamble.

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Condition: A

An attractive example with pleasant light toning.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 4/26/2017

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