1885, "Texas," George Franklin Cram

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"Texas, "George Franklin Cram, Chicago, 1885. (Image: 17" wide x 11 3/4" high). Cerographic relief line engraving with county divisions in pastel colors of green, yellow, orange, pink, blue and gold. George Cram was a noted Civil War veteran, writer and illustrator who served with the 105th Illinois Infantry Regiment and founded the publishing company with his uncle 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. Austin is listed as "Austin City." Excellent condition.


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