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Auction 93, Lot 150

"Map of the United States and Texas Boundary Line and Adjacent Territory determined & surveyed in 1857-8-9-60, by J.H. Clark U.S. Commissioner", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: Texas

Period: 1902 (published)

Publication: Us Geological Survey Bulletin 194

Color: Black & White

39.5 x 26.2 inches
100.3 x 66.5 cm
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By J.H. Clark, U.S. Commissioner, drawn by J.E. Weyss, circa 1860. A most interesting historical curiosity. An agreement between the U.S. and the Texas Surveyor Commissioners was never reached, as the Civil War intervened so the map was not published at the time. In 1902 it was included in a Geological Survey Bulletin by Marcus Baker. It would appear that the primary aspect of the survey was a running of the lines between Texas and New Mexico. Extremely detailed. A table lists 29 "points which can be easily found on the Earth's Surface." A most unusual Texas cartographic piece.

References: Wheat [TMW] #1022.

Condition: A

Folding as issued.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/6/2000