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    [Samuel Augustus Mitchell] Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities by J. H. Young. Philadelphia: Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler, 1855. Original gilt-stamped leather-bound pocket-sized booklet containing folding map measuring 16" x 13". Some weakness and small amount of separation at folds. A large tear has been repaired. Embossed seal of contemporary Houston bookseller. Near very good map in the original binding.

    The map shows Texas' only railroad at the time, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado, which opened near Houston in 1853. Text on the front pastedown and on the map gives population figures of Texas in 1850.


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    21st Saturday
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