"Map Showing the Route of the Arkansas Regiment from Shreveport La. to San Antonio de Bexar Texas", U.S. Government
Subject: Eastern Texas
Period: 1850 (published)
Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc. 32, 31st Congress, 1st Session
Color: Black & White
17.1 x 11.6 inches
43.4 x 29.5 cm
Uncommon map covering east-central Texas from Shreveport on the Red River to San Antonio. The Old San Antonio and Nacogdoches Road is prominently shown. This fascinating map locates several very early settlements including Douglas, Nacogdoches, Crockett, Robbins' Ferry, Washington, Independence, Bastrop, Houston, Liberty, Austin, Saguin, and, of course San Antonio de Bexar. Good detail of the watershed delineates the flow of the Guadalupe, San Marcos, Colorado, Brazos, and Sabine Rivers. It also locates several tributaries including the San Saba, Pecan, San Andres, Bosque, and Argentina Rivers, and the creeks of Brushy, Palo Pinto, Peach, Cibolo, Saloda, Lavaca, Village, Alabama, and Bidais. This map was among the maps submitted to Congress to illuminate the U.S. Army's first explorations in Texas, and accompanied Capt. G.W. Hughes' Memoir Descriptive of the March of a Division of the US Army Under the Command of BGen. J.E. Wool from San Antonio in Texas to Saltillo in Mexico.
Issued folding with scattered foxing. Trimmed close at top for binding with loss of engraving that is outside the neatline at top right.