The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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HE FOLLOWING LIST is an alphabetically arranged bibliog-
raphy of the maps which Stephen F. Austin had in his
collection. The information for each of the maps is
divided into three parts. Part one, named "Title," gives the title
of the map and the date at which it was drawn. In cases where
the title was omitted from a map, the writer supplied one and
enclosed it in brackets. Omitted dates were indicated with a
bracketed question mark. Part two-"Drawn by":-gives the name
of the cartographer. A bracketed question mark indicates that
the draftsman of the map neglected to supply his name. The third
part is a paragraph which discusses the information on the map
and describes its physical size and condition.
1 A Fort, 1822
DRAWN BY: Stephen F. Austin.
On this map Stephen F. Austin outlined a square fort with cannon and trench
installations. Other information which he included is a cross section of some earth
work to be done about the fort and some trajectory statistics about the fort's
weapons. The meaning of still other figures is unclear. In addition to the fort,
Austin drew the floor plan of a circular livestock barn with a floor space of 45,187
square varas. The map, which measures 22 x 17 inches, is brittle, but generally
legible. * *
2 Geographic Map of the Province of Texas, 1822
DRAWN BY: Stephen F. Austin.
The area which Austin covered in this sketch is Texas between the lo5th meridian
and the Sabine River and between the southern tip of the state and Red River.
The topographic features which Austin included are rivers, roads, towns, and
ranges of hills and coastal features. The principal rivers shown are the Red, Sabine,
Neches, Trinity, Brazos, Colorado, Guadalupe, Nueces, and the Rio Grande.
Examples of the roads are Atascosita, San Antonio, and Road to the Comanches.


Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 64, July 1960 - April, 1961. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed December 28, 2014.