7 results, ordered by Publication Date
J[ames] H[amilton] Young, A NEW MAP OF TEXAS WITH THE CONTIGUOUS AMERICAN & MEXICAN STATES. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1836 [copyright 1835].

One of the earliest Texas maps of the Republic era

The first Republic-era edition (and second overall) of this important map of Texas, published in May 1836 just weeks after it declared its independence from Mexico. The map clearly reflects current events by depicting the Republic as a distinct political entity, much shaped by the land grants to and improvements made by its American settlers. In the […]

$22,500
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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 […]

$3,250
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Pattillo Higgins, REVISED MAP OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS. SHOWING LAND SURVEYS, RAILROADS AND WATER WAYS. Beaumont, Texas: Pattillo Higgins, 1898.

Before Spindletop, Pattillo Higgins puts Jefferson County, Texas on the map

A very rare 1898 promotional map of Jefferson County, Texas. Published by Pattillo Higgins, the Father of Texas Oil, a few short years before the gusher at Spindletop transformed the global oil industry. Background Higgins (1863-1955) was born in Sabine Pass, Texas but spent most of his life in nearby Beaumont. His unpromising early years were marked among other things […]

$7,500
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