1857, Texas & Louisiana, Julius Bien & Co.

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"No Title, 1857" General Topographical Map of North Texas, East Texas and part of Louisiana. Sheet XXIII, Plate 158 or CLVIII. 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 it is the most complete and well-balanced cartographic record of the war. This map is extremely detailed: cities, towns, ferries, crossings, rivers, creeks, bayous, roads, 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. Some of the interesting places shown: Alabama Indian Village; Old Fort Sherman; Vicksburg, Shreveport and El Paso RR from Marshall to Shreveport. This map will be extremely useful for research because, unlike most maps of this era, all roads are delineated. Other maps of this period are primarily railroad maps. The map show the area south of a line running from Fort Worth to Plano, Cedar Grove, Big Dollar and Pittsburg and north of a line running from Bryant’s Station to Cameron to Madisonville to Newton. Excellent condition.

 
 

   

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