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    One of the rarest and most beautiful of Republic of Texas maps and books

    Frederic LeClerc: Le Texas et sa Revolution. (Paris: Imprimerie de H. Fournier et Ce., 1840). First edition. Octavo (8" x 5"). 104 pages. Folding map: Carte du Texas, (10.75" x 12.75"). LeClerc consulted Brue's excellent map of Texas as a starting point, and then augmented it with information garnered from his trip through Texas in 1838. The map also shows the new capital, Austin, and the village that became Waco. Quite a number of wagon roads are also identified throughout Texas. The book begins with a description of the rivers, including the Sabine, Brazos, and the Colorado, and leading communities of the Republic, including Houston, San Felipe de Austin, LaGrange, Bastrop, San Antonio, and Galveston. LeClerc covers Indian tribes of Texas, including a description of the Comanches.

    Outlined in red and green, small tear on left side of map closed and repaired with no loss, book is fine. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case. Extremely rare, no copy is present in Streeter, in the Graff Collection at the Newberry, or in the Eberstadt catalog 162 on Texas; and no copy offered at auction in the past 30 years. Lacking in many major private and library collections. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Howes L171. Raines, p. 137. Sabin 39652. (Streeter TEXAS 1362 notes that LeClerc had a distinguished career in France after his return from Texas, where he served as the Director of the Tours Hospital.)

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