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Roessler, Anton R.
A. R. ROESSLER'S LATEST MAP OF THE STATE OF TEXAS EXHIBITING MINERAL-AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS, POST OFFICES & MAILROUTES, RAILROADS PROJECTED AND FINISHED, TIMBER, PRAIRIE, SWAMP LANDS, ETC. ETC. ETC. … COMPILED AND DRAWN BY M.V. MITTENDORFER. NEW YORK: FERDINAND MAYER FOR EDWARD W. WELCKE & BRO., 1874
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LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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Roessler, Anton R.
A. R. ROESSLER'S LATEST MAP OF THE STATE OF TEXAS EXHIBITING MINERAL-AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS, POST OFFICES & MAILROUTES, RAILROADS PROJECTED AND FINISHED, TIMBER, PRAIRIE, SWAMP LANDS, ETC. ETC. ETC. … COMPILED AND DRAWN BY M.V. MITTENDORFER. NEW YORK: FERDINAND MAYER FOR EDWARD W. WELCKE & BRO., 1874
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Roessler, Anton R.
A. R. ROESSLER'S LATEST MAP OF THE STATE OF TEXAS EXHIBITING MINERAL-AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS, POST OFFICES & MAILROUTES, RAILROADS PROJECTED AND FINISHED, TIMBER, PRAIRIE, SWAMP LANDS, ETC. ETC. ETC. … COMPILED AND DRAWN BY M.V. MITTENDORFER. NEW YORK: FERDINAND MAYER FOR EDWARD W. WELCKE & BRO., 1874
Lithographed case map (40 1/8 x 45 in.; in.; 1010 x 1144 mm), full contemporary handcoloring, with inset "Map showing Agricultural Districts and Varieties of Soils in the State of Texas," inset table "Enumeration of the Principal Minerals, Rocks, Soils and Timber Varieties Known to Exist in the State of Texas arranged according to Counties," inset views of the “General Land Office at Austin” and the “State Capitol at Austin.” Accompanied by the original front cover of the blue cloth binding, gilt-lettered.

Handsomely framed and glazed with UVIII Plexiglass. A few fold separations and repairs, a couple of tiny surface abrasions.


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Literature

Day, Maps of Texas, p. 90; Taliaferro, Cartographic Sources in the Rosenberg Library, 349

Catalogue Note

THE SCARCE FIRST ISSUE OF ROESSLER’S LARGE-FORMAT MAP OF TEXAS. Anton R. Roessler (1826–1893), cartographer and geologist, served in these roles for the Shumard Survey, the first thorough geological and agricultural survey of Texas. His maps are the only printed maps preserving the results of that survey which was scrapped during the Civil War. Indeed Roessler was accused of stealing the Shumard survey data for private use in his own real estate and mining ventures, and their use in his maps make them the most reliable contemporary record of agricultural and mineral wealth in the state.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York