Texas Heritage, Volume 19, Number 1, Winter 2001 Page: 18
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A Cartographic History of Texas
Fig. 6 Pressler, Charles W. Travellers' Map of the State of Texas, 1867.
grants with additional notations on physical
features, wildlife, and suitability of the soil.
Boundaries were at the Sabine River on the
east, the Red River on the north, and the
Nueces on the southwest.
1839 (Fig. 11, p. 23) Hunt, James and Jesse
Randel. Map of Texas. Austin: General Land
The map, "compiled from surveys in the
General Land Office," and published by J. H.
Colton in New York, was produced to accompany
Hunt and Randel's "Guide to the Republic of
Texas..." (New York: J. H. Colton, 1839).
Several contemporary officials, including the
secretary of state, the counsel general of Texas,
and, of course, the commissioner of the General
Land Office, attested to the map's accuracy.
The map follows Austin's example and only
includes western territory from about 150 miles
west of San Antonio. The authors state that
the map is based on actual surveys from the
coast to the San Antonio Road, and that the
rivers are accurate to 100 miles north of the
road. The map depicts the 31 counties established
at the time.
1841 (Fig. 17, p. 31) Arrowsmith, John. Map
of Texas. London: J. Arrowsmith, 1841.
The British firm of John Arrowsmith was a
world leader in cartographic productions at the
time this map was published in 1841. The map
was included in the famous "London Atlas"
HERITAGE * 18 * WINTER 2001
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