1883, "Texas," George Franklin Cram

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"Texas," George Franklin Cram, Chicago, 1883. (Image: 17" wide x 11 3/4" high). Cerographic relief line engraving with county divisions in yellow and state boundaries outlined in rose. George Cram was a noted Civil War veteran, writer and illustrator who served with the 105th Illinois Infantry Regiment. He and an uncle founded the publishing company in 1867. The inset of this map is the panhandle. It includes Greer County as part of Texas, rather than Oklahoma Territory. Greer County was taken by the federal government as part of the Oklahoma Territory in 1896, after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Oklahoma v. Texas. All railroads names, routes and railway stations are depicted, with the mileage between stations. The map also shows western forts, water holes and the names of Mexican border cities. Ornamental border. Enlarged Tom Green County before its division into several counties. This map is extremely scare, unlike the 1884 green and rose version. Excellent condition.


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