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    Offered together with the exceedingly rare New Map of Texas... by H. Dirks

    M. Fiske (attributed): A Visit to Texas: Being the Journal of a Traveller Through those Parts most Interesting to American Settlers with Descriptions of Scenery, Habits, &c. &c. Second Edition, With an Appendix, Containing a Sketch of the Late War. (New York and Mobile: Van Nostrand and Dwight; Woodruff, Fiske, and M'Guire, 1836). Second edition. Twelvemo (5.5" x 3.5"). xii, 262 pages. Folding map: New Map of Texas with the Contiguous American & Mexican States, brightly hand-colored. Original brown floral-patterned cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine. A very fine copy of the exceedingly rare map. Second edition with added appendix containing an account of the Texas Revolution that did not appear in the first edition. This edition did not have a map issued with the work but E. Benjamin, an Englishman, updated his copy by adding an English map published by H. Dirks: "Published by H. Dirks in the Second Year of the Independence of Texas 1837." Signed E. Benjamin 60 Alderman London on the front endsheet "with map." This extremely fine hand-colored map locates grants, cities, rivers, most of the Indian Territory, New Mexico, Louisiana, and parts of Mississippi, Arkansas and Mexico. Day and Haghe were the lithographers. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter Texas 1155A (book), Streeter Texas 1271 (map) noting the map is similar to the Young map of 1835. Streeter located only his copy now at Yale. Clark, Travel in the Old South III, 114. Howes T145. Graff 1336. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 209. Raines Pages 83 and 210.




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