"County Map of Texas", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
Period: 1860 (dated)
Publication: New General Atlas
Color: Hand Color
13.3 x 10.7 inches
33.8 x 27.2 cm
One of the most attractive maps of the state of Texas, inset with a map of Galveston Bay, and Vicinity. West Texas is made up of Young Territory, Bexar Territory, El Paso and Presidio counties, and clearly shows the Llano Estacado or Staked Plain with a notation about the region being "destitu[t]e of both wood and water." Erath County is mistakenly identified as "Earth" County. The map shows trails, roads, a limited railroad system that extends only into Austin, and proposed railroads indicated by dashed lines. The map is surrounded by a fine floral border. Copyright date 1860, published circa 1864. The county development is up-to-date for 1864 as Dawson County, abolished in 1866, is included.
There are a few errant spots of colorist's ink and marginal toning, else fine.