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Auction 185, Lot 329


"[Lot of 4] Texas [and] A True Map of Texas with Adjacent Territories of the United States and Mexico [and] Texas [and] Texas",

Subject: Texas

Period: 1889-1965 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

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This lot features four small pictorial maps of Texas:

A. Texas, by Ruth Taylor White, circa 1935 (11.7 x 8.6"). This humorous map of the state was issued in White's Our U.S.A. - A Gay Geography, and is filled with the illustrator’s sometimes charming, sometimes awkwardly stereotypical illustrations. Locates the Staked Plains "where Coronado staked his course in 1541", Corpus Christi or the "old haunt of pirates", sliver mines, oil derricks, ranchos, and much more. Condition: Clean and colorful. (A)

B. A True Map of Texas with Adjacent Territories of the United States and Mexico, by L.M. Gray, dated 1949 (6.4 x 8.2"). This oversized and unused postcard shows a large Texas subsuming most of the United States with the Midwest shown as “Impenetrable Wilderness” and the Northeast as “Republican Retreat.” Numerous cities in Texas are shown with text highlighting their extraordinary attributes. A Conversion Table includes “1 Texas Acre = 1.8 New England States” and “1 Texas Thunderclap = 2 California Earthquakes.” Condition: Folded in half by a previous owner with some light scattered foxing. (B)

C. Texas, by Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co., dated 1889 (4.9 x 2.9"). This trading card shows a map superimposed over a cattle drive scene and the major industries are noted as corn, cattle, cotton and wool. This is No. 66 from the original map series, lithographed by Donaldson Brothers, NY, in 1889. This card was featured on the cover of Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps. Condition: Light wear. (B+)

D. Texas, by Lindgren-Turner, circa 1965 (2.8 x 4.1"). An unused decal of the state featuring a Texas Longhorn, five-pointed Texas star, and the capitol building in Austin. Housed in its original envelope. Condition: Light wear. (B+)



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Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/17/2021