AN ANTEBELLUM MAP, "J. De Cordova's Map of the State of Texas," NEW YORK, 1856,

hand colored lithograph on paper, with hand inscribed pencil inscriptions, the campaign notes beginning near Brownsville, followed by raspberry red dots on important cities/locations/forts following a route traveling north to Cooke, Bosque and Denton Counties, which have triangular and square outlined areas, one reads, "Camp Cooper," a final dot within Indian Territory at Fort Washita; "Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Revised and Corrected by Charles W. Pressler," J.H. Colton & Co, Publishers, J.M. Atwood, Engraver, "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1856 by J. De Cordova in the Clerk's Office of the United States District Court for the District of Texas," within a Gothic revival lozenge and quatrefoil chain border, all signatures in plate, with seal of The State of Texas and General Land Office, framed with the original gilt tooled brown leather book front and back cover boards. 36" x 33 1/2"

Provenance:Property from a Corporate Collection, Houston, Texas. Property from a Corporate Collection, Houston, Texas


Some creases as issued, bends and handling creases throughout, mild tears and losses, small rubbed holes, but overall expected tone and foxing, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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