Auction 162, Lot 324

Early Map Depicting the Republic of Texas

"[Map in Book] Texas, Mexico, and Part of the United States. Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities [bound in] Atkinson's Casket Gems of Literature, Wit and Sentiment", Yeager, James

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico, Texas

Period: 1836 (published)


Color: Hand Color

10.1 x 8.6 inches
25.7 x 21.8 cm

This rare map is one of the earliest maps to delineate the nascent Republic of Texas, here with Austin's and Dewitt's Colonies distinguished in pink. The southwestern border between Texas and Mexico follows the Nueces River which was later extended to the Rio Grande. Locates numerous Indian regions including the Whaco in Texas, Moqui, Navaho, several Apache tribes including the Mescalaros in Chihuahua in Mexico, and many more. In Texas the settlements of San Felipe, Matamoras, Brazaria and Victoria are located. The map is still bound into the 656 page Atkinson's Casket Gems of Literature, Wit and Sentiment, which includes 12 monthly publications bound into a single volume.

References: Sabin #11335.

Condition: B

The map is trimmed to the border at bottom and there is a 1" binding trim at right that has been closed on verso with tissue. Text has moderate scattered foxing that is more prominent in the first third of the volume. Covers have moderate shelf wear with previous owner's label on front cover and bookplate on inside front cover.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500


Closed on 4/26/2017