County Map of Texas.


A fascinating post-Civil War map of Texas.

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SKU: NL-01179 Category: Tag:
Date: 1867
Place: Philadelphia
Dimensions: 39 x 31.5 cm (15 x 12.5 in)
Condition Rating: VG


This is Samuel Augustus Mitchell’s 1867 map of Texas with part of western New Mexico and a large inset of Galveston Bay. It is a highly detailed map, which employs an attractive color-coding system to delineate counties and territories. Texas, of course, has more counties than any other state, a deliberate design by early state planners in order to allow for hyper-localized governance.

The map was printed before the Texas Constitution of 1876, and much of West Texas has yet to be incorporated into the county system; thus we see Young Territory and Bexar Territory, along with early configurations of El Paso and Presidio Counties.

Early railroad lines are also depicted.

Condition Description

Good example with minor staining and the number "60" written in manuscript in the lower right margin.