J. De Cordova's map of the state of Texas

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Map of Texas, showing counties, towns, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Includes list of land districts, official State of Texas seals, and notes. Relief shown in hachures. Scale ca. 1:1,169,700 The map also includes an inset map of the southwestern United States and Mexico in the lower-right corner. Scale ca. 1:9,000,000

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1 map : hand col. ; 82 x 74 cm., folded in cover 16 x 11 cm.

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De Cordova, Jacob & Creuzbaur, Robert 1861.

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  • Main Title: J. De Cordova's map of the state of Texas
  • Added Title: J. De Cordova's Texas
  • Added Title: Map of the state of Texas
  • Added Title: State of Texas

Description

Map of Texas, showing counties, towns, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Includes list of land districts, official State of Texas seals, and notes. Relief shown in hachures. Scale ca. 1:1,169,700
The map also includes an inset map of the southwestern United States and Mexico in the lower-right corner. Scale ca. 1:9,000,000

Physical Description

1 map : hand col. ; 82 x 74 cm., folded in cover 16 x 11 cm.

Notes

"Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Published by J.H. Colton, No 172, William St, New York. 1861."

"Washington City. August 12th, 1848. We the undersigned Senators and Representatives from the State of Texas do hereby certify that we have carefully examined J. D. Cordova's map of the State of Texas compiled by R. Creuzbaur from the records of the General Land Office of Texas and have no hesitation in saying that no map could surpass this in accuracy and fidelity. It has delineated upon every county in the State, its towns, rivers, and streams and we cordially recommend it to every person who desired correct geographical information of our state. To persons desirous of visiting Texas it wil be invaluable. [signed]."

"The undersigned is much gratified in being empowered to certify to the correctness of this map, it being the only one extant that is truly correct. [signed]."

"State of Texas. I certify that Thomas William Ward, was Commissioner of the General Land Office from the 5th day of January 1841, to the 20th day of March 1848; and also that George W. Smyth is now and has been Commissioner as aforesaid since the said 20th day of March last. [signed].

"I hereby certify that this map has been compiled from the records of the General Land Office, by Robert Creuzbaur, and that it is the most correct representation of the State which I have seen or which has come within my knowledge. The meanders of the rivers are all correctly represented, being made from actual surveys. Austin, July 4th, 1848. [signed]."

"The undersigned, Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas has no hesitancy in declaring it as his firm conviction that this map is a very correct representation of the State representing all returns up to date, having been compiled with great care form the records of the General Land Office by the draftsman Robert Creuzbaur. July 4th 1848. [signed]"

Similar to Texas State Library. Maps of Texas, 1527-1900, 1021, p. 87.

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Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

Jesse Wallace Williams Map Collection

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  • 1861

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  • Sept. 14, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

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De Cordova, Jacob & Creuzbaur, Robert. J. De Cordova's map of the state of Texas, map, 1861; New York, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494168/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.