7 results, ordered by Publication Date

Tanner’s map of Mexico

Fine example of the groundbreaking 1846 “Third Edition” of Tanner’s map of Mexico, one of the most important American maps of the 19th-century and the most influential general map of the Mexican-American War period. This fascinating map embraces all of what was until 1848 the Republic of Mexico, which included the modern-day nation as well […]

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1847 Adelsverein map of Texas

1847 Adelsverein map of Texas

A very rare map highlighting lands owned by the Adelsverein, a consortium of noblemen dedicated to establishing German colonies in Texas. Established in 1842 by a group of German noblemen, the mission of the Adelsverein (literally, “Association of Nobles”) was to acquire land in Texas and encourage their countrymen to settle thereon. The goals were […]

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Attractive Lamar County, Texas manuscript survey by a family patriarch

An interesting and most decorative survey of lands in Lamar County, Texas by the hand of the patriarch of a family, in which land bequests to various family members are laid out and precisely described.  Best as I can glean from census records, John Onstott (1802-1874) of North Carolina and Mary Polly Wood (1806-1879) of South […]

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[ Patillo Higgins ] / Nelson & White, Engineers and Architects, RAILROAD MAP OF TEXAS, LOUISIANA AND PART OF MISSISSIPPI. HIGGINS STANDARD OIL COMPANY. L’TD. CAPITAL STOCK $10,000,000. [Beaumont: Higgins Standard Oil Company,] Nov. 1901 [but probably 1902.]

Patillo Higgins promotes the Higgins Standard Oil Company

An extraordinarily rare promotional map published by Patillo Higgins, the Father of Texas Oil, just months after the gusher at Spindletop transformed the global oil industry. Born in Sabine Pass, Texas in 1863 but spending most of his life in Beaumont, Higgins’ early years were marked among other things by violent racism and the killing […]

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Extremely rare 1902 promotional map of Harris County Texas

A separately-issued, detailed and extremely rare promotional map of Harris County Texas, published at a transitional moment in the region’s history. The map was published in the immediate aftermath of two epochal events in the history of southeast Texas: the catastrophic Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the discovery of oil at Spindletop in 1901, which […]

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MURPHY & BOLANZ OFFICIAL MAP OF THE CITY OF DALLAS & SUBURBS. REVISED AND CORRECTED TO JANUARY 1911. Dallas: J.P. Murphy and Charles F. Bolanz, 1911.

Colossal and unrecorded wall map of Dallas, Texas

A colossal and unrecorded wall map of Dallas Texas, issued at a seminal moment in the development of the modern city. Dallas was one of the great American boom towns of the late 19th century, developing rapidly from a small frontier outpost into Texas’ most dynamic city. This map was issued in 1911, shortly after […]

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