AN ANTIQUE MAP, "A.R. Roessler's Latest Map of the State of Texas," NEW YORK, 1874, hand colored lithograph on paper, "Compiled and Drawn by M.V. Mittendorfer, C.E.," published by "ED. W. Welke & Bro.141 Fulton St. NY.," and "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1874 by A. R. Roessler in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.," the title with a lone star seal, an engraved view of the second State Capitol of Texas used 1853-1881, the Gulf of Mexico has a list of "Explanations," including State Capitol, Post Offices and routes with frequency of once, twice and three times a week, natural mineral deposits, various trees, swamps, and at left an, "Enumeration of the Principal Minerals, Rocks, Soils, and Timber Varieties known to exist in the State of Texas, Arranged According to Counties.," with an inset, "Map Showing Agricultural Districts and Varieties of Soils in the State of Texas," framed with a gilt embossed leather front board. 38" x 43" Note: The large format map is known to preserve the first geological and agricultural data recorded about Texas soil on the Shumard Survey, which would have been otherwise lost during the Civil War. Resource: Taliaferro, Cartographic Sources in the Rosenberg Library, 349. Provenance: Property from a Corporate Collection, Houston, Texas. Property from a Corporate Collection, Houston, Texas
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