1884, "County Map of the State of Texas," S.A. Mitchell, Jr.

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"County Map of the State of Texas," S.A. Mitchell, Jr.,1884. Copyright date 1881 in lower left margin. Inset  entitled "Plan of Galveston and Vicinity." Full hand color; beautiful ornamental, grape leaf and vine border. (Image: 21-1/4" wide x 14" high on 23 1/4" x 15-1/4" page). The Mitchell family was highly respected in American cartographic publishing from 1831 until the end of the 19th Century. The highly successful founder, Samuel Augustus Mitchell, retired in 1860 and was succeeded by his son, S. A. Mitchell, Jr. The business continued to be extremely successful. The last Mitchell atlas was published in 1886. This map is one of the last. It shows New Mexico up to Santa Fe and Oklahoma south of the Red Fork of the Arkansas River. It has too much detail to describe. One interesting site noted is China Grove Plantation, in Brazoria County, which was once owned by Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston. The inset map of Galveston shows Fort Point, McKinney's Bayou, Hitchcock's Bayou and the Galveston, Houston & Henderson RR Line. This is a large, striking map in pristine condition.



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