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Young, James Hamilton
A NEW MAP OF TEXAS, WITH THE CONTIGUOUS AMERICAN & MEXICAN STATES. PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED BY S. AUGUSTUS MITCHELL, SOLD BY MITCHELL & HINMAN, 1835
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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Young, James Hamilton
A NEW MAP OF TEXAS, WITH THE CONTIGUOUS AMERICAN & MEXICAN STATES. PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED BY S. AUGUSTUS MITCHELL, SOLD BY MITCHELL & HINMAN, 1835
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Young, James Hamilton
A NEW MAP OF TEXAS, WITH THE CONTIGUOUS AMERICAN & MEXICAN STATES. PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED BY S. AUGUSTUS MITCHELL, SOLD BY MITCHELL & HINMAN, 1835
Engraved pocket map (12 x 14 3/4 in.; 302 x 367 mm), full contemporary handcoloring, engraved by Young, engraved text panels providing "Remarks on Texas" and information concerning "Rivers of Texas," and Land Grants."

Handsomely framed and glazed with UVIII Plexiglass. Trimmed to neatline.


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Literature

Day, Maps of Texas, p. 21; Graff 4791; Streeter, Texas 1178; Rumsey 5140 (1836 edition)

Catalogue Note

FIRST ISSUE OF THIS CELEBRATED MITCHELL-YOUNG MAP, ISSUED ON THE EVE OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION and particularly important for the texts in three corners. Conditions for issuing land grants are explained, with the guarantee: "New settlers are exempt from the payment of the usual taxes for the term of 10 years." Both the other texts discuss the probability of navigating by steam along Texas waterways, with "Rivers of Texas" boasting that the Brazos River is "considered equal in fertility to any in the world." Prospective settlers were further encouraged by the "Remarks on Texas," which describe the "advantages which doubtless will at no distant period render it an opulent and powerful State." Hugely influential, eight editions of this map were published between 1835 and 1845.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York