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Auction 164, Lot 328

"Texas", Morse & Breese

Subject: Texas

Period: 1844 (dated)

Publication: Morse's North American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 15.2 inches
31.5 x 38.6 cm

This map was printed using the revolutionary cerographic process, a milestone in cartographic printing techniques. This early printed color technique was an important change in the way maps were produced and the only truly American cartographic publishing innovation.

This scarce, desirable map of the Independent Republic of Texas extends north to above the Red River to the Old Wichita Village, and west to the Presidio Rio Grande and the Rio Colorado at about 101° West. It is an early example of the cerographic engraving process, and was originally issued as a loose supplement, later bound into Morse's atlas. The map locates counties, towns and missions, wagon roads, watershed, forts, and many other details. Blank verso.

References: Day (TX) #110; Philips (A) #1228-23.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean sheet. There is a small abrasion in the lower right margin, away from the map image.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/13/2017