Auction 171, Lot 292

"[Lot of 2] Johnson's New Map of the State of Texas [and] County Map of Texas",

Subject: Texas

Period: 1860 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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A. Johnson's New Map of the State of Texas, by Johnson & Browning, circa 1860 (24.1 x 16.9"). This large, handsome map shows county development mostly in eastern Texas and only the three large western counties of El Paso, Presidio, and Bexar in the west. The panhandle, noted as the El Llano Estacado or The Staked Plain (Elevated Table Land, without Wood or Water), includes a large section that is unorganized. Nice depiction of the wagon roads, many named, with several completed railroads and the U.S. Mail Route located. Insets include Plan of Sabine Lake, Plan of the Northern Part of Texas, and Plan of Galveston Bay. Surrounded by a decorative scrollwork border. According to the Johnson Map Project, this is version 1.0 and published in 1860-61. Condition: Minor foxing with light toning confined to the sheet edges.

B. County Map of Texas, by Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr., dated 1860 (13.4 x 10.7"). 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. Condition: Light toning and a few faint spots.


Condition: B+

See description above.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/6/2019