1889, "Texas and indian Territory," H.C. Tunison

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Tunison’s Texas and Indian Territory," Henry C. Tunison, Chicago, Illinois, 1889. (Image: 13" wide x 19 3/4" high). This fine lithograph has original full hand color. The colors are brilliant and feature a hot pink which characterized Tunison’s early hand colored maps. As the industrial revolution progressed many new technologies developed for coloring maps. This map was colored with a synthetic dye and remains as clear and bright as original. Midland County appears on this map (organized 1885) but Tom Green County is not yet fully divided into the current counties that exist today. This map is from the very scarce Peerless Universal Atlas of the World. The map depicts Texas and Indian Territory railways with the names of the railroad companies as they existed in 1889. The unusual cartouche lists the population of Texas as 1,691,749. The inset is entitled "The Western Part of Texas on Reduced Scale." The condition of this map is excellent.


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