1857, Southeast Texas Coast, Julius Bien & Co.

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"No Title, 1857." General Topographical Map of Southeast Texas and the coast, Sheet XXII, Plate 157 or CLVII. Published, c. 1891-1895. Engraved and lithographed by Julius Bien & Co., New York, 1891. (Image: 27 ½" wide x 16 ½" high). Magnificent map prepared by United States Army Bureau of Topographic Engineers for the "Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies." The atlas is the renowned cartographic work covering the Civil War. Congress authorized its production by the U.S. War Department. It was issued in 37 parts between 1891 and 1895 and limited to 10,000 copies plus additional copies for members of Congress and other federal officials. The atlas includes 178 plates. Both Union and Confederate sources were used to compile the work and for this reason the atlas is the most complete and well-balanced cartographic record of the war. This map is extremely detailed: cities, towns , rivers, creeks, bayous, roads, railroads, forts, post offices and may other physical features as they existed during the Civil War. Elevations are printed in brown, rivers and creeks are shown in green and blue. Railroads shown: (1) Texas & New Orleans RR from Houston to Liberty, Pine Island, Beaumont, Aurora and Sabine City; (2) Galveston & Houston RR from Houston to Galveston; (3) Houston Tap & Brazoria RR from Houston to Hinds, Columbia and Wharton; (4) Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado RR from Harrisburg to Richmond and Alleyton; (5) Houston and Texas Central RR from Houston to Hempstead, Chapel Hill and Brenham and from Hempstead to Rock Island, Retreat and Millicans. This map is extremely useful for research because, unlike most maps of this era, all roads are delineated. The map show the area south of a line from Georgetown to Huntsville to Woodville and from Goliad to east of Sabine City. Excellent condition.

 
 

   

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