Notes and Documents
1872 J. De Cordova's Map of the State of Texas #1021
Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert
Creuzbaur, Austin. Engraved by J. M. Atwood, New York. Entered according to
Act of Congress in the year on the 28th day of July 1848 by J. De Cordova in the
Clerks Office of the District Court for the District of Texas. In printed colors the
map shows counties, towns, rivers, roads, railroads, county seats, mountains, post
offices, Indian villages, district boundaries. Inset: Southwestern States. Reference to
land districts given. The map bears the endorsement of the following: J. De
Cordova, Tho. J. Rusk, Sam Houston, David S. Kaufman, T. Pilsbuy [sic], John C.
Hays, Geo. T. Wood, W. D. Miller, Thos. W. Ward, and Geo. W. Smyth. Scale:
3% inches-6o miles. Size: 311/4 inches x 331/4 inches.
[ 1873? ] Texas, New Mexico and Indian Territory #26
with Environs of Chicago
and New Orleans
Published by T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia. Engraved and printed in colors by
J. Bartholomew. The map shows items in title as well as parts of Louisiana,
Arkansas, Missouri, Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Kansas; and denotes counties;
territories; towns; roads; railroads; pioneer and trading routes; crossings; rivers;
creeks; lakes; mountains; location of Indian tribes; Indian lands; cessions of Indian
lands to the United States; Indian agencies; ferries; leased Indian country; forts;
Indian reservations; camps; Old Fort San Saba. Insets: (1) Environs of Chicago
(2) Environs of New Orleans. Scale: 1 inch-6o miles. Size: 13 inches x 171/ inches.
1873 Bird's Eye View of the City of Austin, #929
Travis County Texas, 1873
Drawn by Augustus Koch. This picture type map shows streets by name, the
east-west streets being marked by old names rather than by numbers as they are
now. A key is provided for public buildings and churches. Insets: (1) Insane
Asylum [picture] (2) Deaf and Dumb Institution [picture]. Photostat. Size: 193/4
inches x 28 inches.
1873 Mapa Del Rio Grande #1301
This map was removed from Reports of the Committee of Investigation Sent in
1873 by the Mexican Government to the Frontier of Texas (Translated from the
official edition made in Mexico; New York, 1875) . The map shows states along the
border of Mexico, towns, rivers, mountains, roads, ranches, forts, lakes. There is a
list of American and Mexican ranches given. The map bears the signature of M. T.
Martinez, Topographical Engineer. Size: 32 inches x 281/ inches.
1873 Sketch Accompanying Report of Lieutenant #84
Pratt, O1th Infantry [Texas]
The map is dated July 23, 1873. The map includes Huskell [sic], Throckmorton,
Jones and Shackelford counties and shows rivers, creeks, roads, trails, campsites,
springs, hills, forts, comments on water holes. Photostat. Original in the Records of
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101196/. Accessed January 30, 2015.