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    Pressler & Langerman's 1879 Pocket Map of the State of Texas

    Chas. W. Pressler & A. B. Langermann. Pocket Map of the State of Texas Reduced from their original map of the State and drawn by Chas. W. Pressler & A. B. Langermann. Austin, Texas 1879. N.Y.: Am. Photo-Litho Co., 1879. 26.25" x 24.75" (sight). The map contains detailed county information, and includes portions of New Mexico, Indian Territory, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mexico. Original green cloth over boards with gilt title are present, but not attached. Matted and framed together with the original boards an overall size of 38.5" x 41.5". Ex. Arader Galleries.

    Condition: Professionally restored, repairing tear at bottom right and along most folds. Repaired tear along left. Color is uniform, except at one panel (second from top at left) that may not be original to this copy. Remains attractive and suitable for display.


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    A native of Prussia, Karl Wilhelm "Charles" Pressler (1823-1907) studied cartography and surveying in Weisensee before joining the Adelsverein and immigrating to Texas in 1846. Almost immediately he began work for Jacob De Cordova, leading his surveying expeditions and assisting him on his well-known 1849 map of Texas. In 1850 he began work with the General Land Office, a post he would hold for 49 years, only interrupted by his time spent in the Confederate engineering department, during the Civil War. After the war, he returned to the General Land Office. 





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