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    A Magnificent Third Edition of De Cordova's Monumental Map of Texas "The most correct and authentic map of Texas ever complied."- Sam Houston Jacob de Cordova/ Robert Creuzbaur. "J. De Cordova's Map of the State of Texas Compiled from the Records of the General Land Office of the State, by Robert Creuzbaur, Houston, 1851," ([Printed in New York]: [J. H. Colton], 1848 [1851]). Third edition. Copperplate engraving on four adjoining sheets with exceptional original hand color. 34 1/2" x 33" at outer neat line. Large oval inset map, l. r.: 9 1/2" x 11 5/8" showing New Mexico and Indian Territories bordering on the west and north. Technical and copyright credits: "Engraved by J. M. Atwood, New York"; "Entered According to Act of Congress on the 28th Day of July 1848 by J. De Cordova/ In the Clerk's Office of the United States District Court for the District of Texas." Also appearing are engraved facsimile seals of the state and the general land office and various certifications of accuracy with engraved facsimile signatures. Ms. pencil notations and rules roughly outline former grant boundaries (Robertson/Cameron?). Together with the original russet roan pocket-folder, blind-tooled and titled in gilt; very lightly rubbed. J. H. Colton advertisement pasted to inside of front cover. An extremely fine copy of this elusive Texas rarity. This most impressive of uncommon Texas collectibles was the brainchild of Jacob de Cordova, land promoter and early developer of the vast amount of territory acquired by the United States when it annexed the Republic of Texas. De Cordova, a native of Jamaica, was one of the earliest Jewish settlers in Texas. He supplied goods from New Orleans for the Texas Revolution and settled in Galveston in 1837. Hoping to cash in on the expected land boom following the Mexican War, he became a keenly enthusiastic land merchant who for thirty years promoted immigration into the state. In 1849, as part of his land campaign, de Cordova published the f

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