The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, July 1963 - April, 1964 Page: 453
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referred to above are decorative and several are on exhibit in
the lobby of the Library.
The principal Spanish or Mexican maps that were the basis
of later maps by Texans and mapmakers of the United States and
England were Don Jose Antonio Pichardo's map of x811, Jose
Maria Puelles' map of 1807, and Don Juan de Langara's map
of 1799-1805. These early Spanish or Mexican maps prepared
prior to Austin's appearance in Texas are not represented in the
State Archives collection, but there are copies of Galli's map of
1826, Rightor's map of 1822 (by Austin's first surveyor), and
copies of Austin's maps of 1827-1829.
Likewise the State Archives has several representative works of
the great American and English mapmakers of the early nineteenth
century, Tanner and Arrowsmith who were particularly inter-
ested in the Texas area. Tanner prepared the first printed map
based on Austin's original drawings and Arrowsmith made
numerous maps of both Texas and Mexico, culminating with
his fine map of 1842 which is in Kennedy's Texas, The Rise,
Progress and Prospects of the Republic of Texas.
There are many fine maps in the Archives which show Texas
as a republic and later as a state. There are excellent works by
the early Texas mapmakers Hunt and Randall, Richardson, De
Cordova (whose engraver was Robert Creuzbaur), and finally
the first complete map of Texas by Pressler in 1858. Also, there
are maps of a later date prepared by Pike, Gregg, Emory,
Disturnell, and other prominent English and American map-
makers, particularly Mitchell, Colton, Carey, Wyld, and Bradford.
As might be expected, the most complete and valuable portion
of the State Archives collection is reflected by the maps showing
routes and trails, railroads and waterways, counties and cities,
and even individual property surveys.
If this publication is revised, there are some things that could
be done which might be beneficial. The dating of the maps is
awkward, as for example map 891 on page 2, which is listed as
a 1691 map, but, as a matter of fact was prepared in g915 "under
appointment and direction of His Excellency Governor James
E. Ferguson." Also, where only prints are available, it would
be helpful if this information could be shown somewhere in the
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