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    The first geographical map of Texas

    Dr. Ferdinand Roemer. Topographisch-geognostische Karte Von Texas. 20" x 22.5", [1849]. Hand colored map, originally issued in Roemer's book Texas: Mit besonderer Rucksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung und die physichen Verhaeltnisse des Landes nach eigener Beobachtung geschildert. The first edition of the first geographical maps printed of Texas.

    Ferdinand von Roemer was born in Hanover and came to the United States in 1845. His study of and publication about Texas has been described as "...one of the first scientific investigations of Texas made by someone qualified to do so...J. Frank Dobie states that 'Roemer saw more and told about it in a livelier and more diverting way than any brace of other travelers between Cabeza de Vaca and Frederick Law Olmsted'" (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books). "[T]he father of Texas geology" (Howes).

    Condition: Flattened folds, left margin slightly irregular. Gently toned, chipped and torn at edges. Small pieces of tape on verso where a tear was repaired. Overall very good condition.

    References: Basic Texas Books 179. Dobie, p. 52. Graff 3549. Howes R407. Raines, p. 177. Sabin 72593.


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