AN ANTIQUE RECONSTRUCTION ERA MAP, "Traveller's Map of the State of Texas," CHARLES M. PRESSLER, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1867, photolithograph with color on paper, "Compiled from the records of the General Land Office, the maps of the Coast Survey, the reports of the Boundary Commission and various other Military surveys and reconnoissances by Chas. M. Pressler," the map retailed by, "Levinson Perkins & Co., No. 80 Beaver Street, New York," in the lower right margin, "Entered According to the Act of Congress in the year 1868 by Chas. W. Pressler in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States Court for the Southern District of New York.," in the central margin noted as published by the "American Photolithographic Company, New York (Osborne's Process)," with inset view, "Map of the Western Part of Texas," topographical elevation shown in hachures, showing the State Capitol, County Seats, villages, Post Offices, railroads, common roads, and bayous (incorrectly printed "Bayon"), lighthouses, trading posts, military forts, Indian territory, the "Immigrant's Road to California," noted with water sources for travelers, and occupied Comanche and Kiowa lands. 41 1/2" x 40" Note: This map is a second revision by Pressler of, "Map of the State of Texas," originally published by James Root & Company in 1858. Both an actual surveyor and compiler of maps and surveillance data, Charles W. Pressler's attention to detail and first-hand knowledge cultivated a tradition of accuracy and dependability unsurpassed by his cartographic colleagues. The data that was recorded and compiled before, during, and after the American Civil War is expertly present herein, authoritatively defining the mid 19th century Texas landscape during the Reconstruction era. Provenance: Property from a Corporate Collection, Houston, Texas. Property from a Corporate Collection, Houston, Texas
Some toning, stains, mild foxing, losses mostly near creases and edges, with repairs and minimal inpainting/drawing, some buckling, and adhesive ghosting at neat line, backed, some fading of color, repairs are aging, overall in good condition, wear commensurate with age. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS.” NO REFUNDS will be issued based on condition.