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    William Kennedy. Texas: The Rise, Progress, And Prospects Of The Republic of Texas. London: R. Hastings, 1841. 2 volumes. 4 maps 2 folding. Map: Map of Texas...by John Arrowsmith 59.1 x 49.7 cm. and the other folding map: A Map of the Republic of Texas ...Indicating the Grants of Land...31.4 x 38 cm. Contemporary marbled boards neatly rebacked in calf with contemporary linen backing of maps. A very good set. Slipcased. First edition. Several quotes about this edition are as follows: Streeter Texas 1385: "This is a most interesting book,...on the geography and so on of Texas... on history to 1836, Kennedy brings in various contemporary comments not usually found in conventional account ... there is much in the way of contemporary articles and observations of others," Jenkins Basic Texas Books 117: "Most comprehensive account of Texas published during it's decade as an independent nation ... The work had enormous influence in Europe, especially in England and Germany...The large map by John Arrowsmith ranks with those of Tanner and Emory as the best maps of Texas during the period of the Republic. It is monument of Texas cartography." Graff 2038. Raines p. 132. Clark Old South III 189. Howes K92: "paints a favorable view of Texas and may have hastened English recognition of her independence." Martin and Martin 32: "Arrowsmith's map was probably the first to show the full extent of Texas's claim to the region of the upper Rio Grande, and is included within Texas's boundaries until the Compromise of 1850...The map certainly was the best information on Texas geography available in Europe during a decade in which the political fate of the new Republic was of international concern." Wheat Mapping the Transmississippi West II p. 173: "While a description is unnecessary, this is a landmark for its delineation of the pioneer countries of the State, as well as for it's inclusion of Le Grand's 'exploration' in what is now the panhandle and beyond." The map



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