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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Language: English
 Collection: Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington
Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities.

Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities.

Date: 1859
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Description: Map of the state of Texas shows major cities, bodies of water, and geographic features (relief shown by hachures); each of the counties is outlined and colored. Additionally, the major rail lines are marked with listings in the lower right corner. There are two insets on the map: "Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger Map" in the upper left corner and "Map of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey" in the lower left corner. There is also a key and list labeled "Population &c of Texas according to the Census of 1850" on the left side of the map near the middle of the page. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. Scale 1: 3,400,000 (W 106°--W 94°/N 36°--N 26°).
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Preliminary Chart of San Luis Pass, Texas

Preliminary Chart of San Luis Pass, Texas

Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey.
Description: This map is a nautical chart showing the topography and hydrography of the area in Texas around the San Luis Pass. The physical features are in color and appear to be shaded to portray heights (additional relief shown by hachures). Depths are marked with lines and numbers in feet. According to text at the bottom of the page, the various measurements to create the map were made between 1851 and 1853; the text also gives specific latitude and longitude of the area in the map. Additional text in the lower right corner is labeled "Sailing Directions" and "Tidal Remarks"; the text gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. Scale 1:20,000. Prime meridian: Greenwich.
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Map of North America

Map of North America

Date: 1850
Creator: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
Description: This map shows all of North America and the surrounding area. Each of the countries is shaded in color and labeled. Major cities and some states and provinces in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are labeled, but not all delineated. Bodies of water and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). Prime meridian: Washington.
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Reconnaissance of Sabine Pass

Reconnaissance of Sabine Pass

Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey.
Description: This map is a nautical chart showing the hydrography of the area in Texas and Louisiana around the Sabine Pass. The physical features are marked to portray coastline conditions. Depths are shown by soundings and marked with lines and numbers in feet. Text in the lower left corner is labeled "Sailing Directions" and gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. It also notes that various measurements used for the map were taken between 1848 and 1852. Scale 1:40,000.
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[Maps from Mitchell's School and Family Geography]

[Maps from Mitchell's School and Family Geography]

Date: 1858
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Description: This map is double-sided. On the front is a map of Texas, with the state shaded in blue; most of the state is in the middle of the page, with portions of the surrounding territories at the top and bottom. In the upper left corner, there is an inset showing "Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger Map" and a second inset in the lower left corner has a "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston City" which has a different scale. The map includes major cities, roads, and geographic levels (relief shown with hachures). All of the counties are drawn in and labeled. The back side of the map shows all of the major roads, railroads, cities, and counties of Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Each state is shaded in a different color. Some portions of surrounding states are visible around the edges of the map. Scale [ca. 1:5,000,000] (W 103°--W 93°/N 34° --N 26°). Scale [ca.1: 3,200,000] (W 93°--W 82°/N 48° --N 42°). Scale [ca.1: 3,200,000] (W 96° --W 80°/N 43° --N 37°). Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich.
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Texas

Texas

Date: 1855
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Description: This map shows the state of Texas and surrounding areas with their major roads, railroads, bodies of water, and geographic features (relief shown by hachures). Within the state, each county is labeled and colored. In the lower left corner, there is a key as well as two insets: "Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey" and "Plan of Sabine Lake." Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. Scale ca. [1:3,850,000] (W 108⁰--W 93⁰/N 36⁰--N 26⁰)
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[Maps from Mitchell's School and Family Geography]

[Maps from Mitchell's School and Family Geography]

Date: 1858
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Description: This series of maps are printed on a single sheet with Maps No. 12 (Texas) and No. 14 (Michigan & Wisconsin) on one side and Map No. 13 (Chief Part of the Western States) on the other. All of the maps include major cities, roads, and geographic levels (relief shown with hachures) and have the counties of each state drawn in and labeled. On the map of Texas, there are two insets: in the upper left corner, "Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger Map" and in the lower left corner, "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston City" which has a different scale. Scale [ca. 1:5,000,000] (W 103°--W 93°/N 34° --N 26°). Scale [ca.1: 3,200,000] (W 93°--W 82°/N 48° --N 42°). Scale [ca.1: 3,200,000] (W 96° --W 80°/N 43° --N 37°). Prime meridians: Washington and Greenwich.
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North America

North America

Date: 1858
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Description: This map shows North America and surrounding areas, including Canada (labeled "British Possessions"), the United States, and Mexico, and Central America. Bodies of water, ocean currents, and geographic features are marked and labeled (with relief shown by hachures and spot heights). There are notes in various places around the map regarding mountains, temperatures, national products, and natural mineral deposits. There are several graphic profiles of North America at the bottom of the map. Scale 1:25,344,000
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Map of Texas from the most recent authorities.

Map of Texas from the most recent authorities.

Date: 1850~
Creator: unknown
Description: This map shows the state of Texas and surrounding areas including the Apache and Comanche Indian areas, the Cross Timbers, roads, and land "explored by LeGrand in 1833." The map shows major cities, bodies of water, and geographic features (relief shown with hachures) and each of the Texas counties is colored. In the lower left corner there is an inset containing "Texas north of Red River." Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. Scale: [ca. 1:3,379,200].
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Preliminary Survey of the Entrance to the Rio Grande, Texas

Preliminary Survey of the Entrance to the Rio Grande, Texas

Date: 1854
Creator: United States Coast Survey.
Description: This map is a nautical chart showing the topography and hydrography of the area in Texas around the entrance to the Rio Grande River. The physical features are shaded with relief (and depths) shown by soundings. Depths are marked with lines, shading (rendered in a dot pattern), and numbers in feet. Depths are marked with lines and numbers in feet. According to text in the lower left corner, the various measurements to create the map were made between 1853 and 1854; the text also gives specific latitude and longitude of the area in the map. The text is labeled "Note" and "Tides" which gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. Scale 1:20,000.
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