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    [Map-Texas]. J[acob] De Cordova. De Cordova's Map of Texas Compiled from the Records of the General Land Office of the State, By Robert Creuzbaur. Austin, 1867. 89.5 x 82.1 cm. Inset: Plan Showing Lines of Communication between Western Texas and Pacific Coast 24 x 29 cm. Shaped in the form of a globe. Brightly colored. Folded into original black cloth covers with title in gilt on front cover. Splitting neatly repaired. Overall a fine copy. New edition revised and corrected to date. "Without my signature copies of this map have been fraudulent obtained." Inset text at upper left: Reference to land Districts. Lower left the official seals of the State of Texas and of the General Land Office with printed comments regarding map from noted Texans Sam Houston, Thomas Rusk, etc. The insert map is brightly colored and depicts west Texas and the Southwest and the Rocky Mountain States and territories. The map was issued in 1849,1850 and revised by Charles Pressler for the Colton Company at least four times [1856, 1857, 1858, and 1861]. With each new edition or issue the map makers have adjusted for the continuing change in Texas development. The format remained generally the same over the years.

    Jenkins Basic Texas Books 38n. "Sam Houston delivered a speech praising the map on the floor of the U.S. Senate ...that it was 'the most correct and authentic map of Texas ever compiled.'" Martin and Martin Contours of Discovery, p. 57 "To meet the needs of new immigrants coming into the state, roads and rivers as well as political divisions were carefully drawn." Taliaferro Cartographic Sources 295: "Jacob de Cordova came to Texas in 1837 and quickly became one of the new republic's most active promoters. He was responsible for a number of influential pamphlets and guidebooks. Hoping to cash in on the expected land boom following the Mexican War, De Cordova commissioned Robert Creuzbaur, an employee of the Texas General Land Office, to compile this map from the




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