1871, "Texas," Asher & Adams

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"Asher & Adams’ Texas," Asher & Adams, New York, 1871. (Image: 16" wide x 22-1/2" high on 17-1/2" x 24" page). Copper-plate engraved, hand colored map in blue, pink, green and tan. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. Scale 20 miles = 1". Dated on face, lower left below border states "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1871 by Asher & Adams in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington."  This is a very high quality map on excellent paper. The publisher intentionally omitted the names of smaller communities, stating that the map was "a clear typographical view" which discarded the "erroneous method of crowding and burdening maps with a vast number of names." They obviously accomplished this with this very sharp, clear map. The map delineates rivers, railroads, railway stations and county seats. It also depicts Texas railroads in their infancy. The Houston & Texas Central RR has two branches, one from Houston to Dallas through Hempstead, Hearne and Corsicana and the other to Austin City. Inset map of Hidalgo and Cameron counties. This map is in very good condition with a hairline tear which has been repaired expertly and a 1" fold split on the right fold.


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