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Map of North America

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.
Date: 1850
Creator: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Maps from Mitchell's School and Family Geography]

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.
Date: 1858
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Maps from Mitchell's School and Family Geography]

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.
Date: 1858
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

North America

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
Date: 1858
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of Texas from the most recent authorities.

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].
Date: 1850~
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of the State of Texas from the Lastest Authorities

Description: This map of Texas shows the state with all of the counties labeled and colored. The map also shows the major cities, roads, bodies of water, and geographic features of the state (with relief shown by hachures). 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." Additionally, the map includes notes and statistics about the state and population from the Census of 1850. Scale 1:3,400,000. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
Date: 1856
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Galveston Entrance, Texas

Description: This map is a nautical chart showing the topography and hydrography of the area in Texas around the Galveston Entrance. The physical features are shaded and include the aerial layout of Galveston and nearby areas (relief shown by soundings). Depths are marked with shading (rendered in a dot pattern) and numbers in feet. According to text at the bottom of the page (lower left corner), the various measurements to create the map were made between 1848 and 1852; the text also gives specific latitude and longitude of the area in the map and the locations of "Episcopal Church" and "Market House" in Galveston, Texas. Additional text along the right side of the map is labeled "Sailing Directions," "Note," "Tides," and "Remarks"; the text gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. Scale 1:40,000.
Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Texas

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].
Date: 1855
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Reconnaissance of Sabine Pass

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 using nautical notations and color shading and outlines. 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.
Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Reconnaissance of Sabine Pass

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.
Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Reconnaissance of Aransas Pass, Texas

Description: This map is a nautical chart showing the hydrography of the area in Texas around the Aransas Pass. The physical features are outlined and shaded in color (relief shown by soundings and contours). Depths are marked with lines and numbers in feet. Text in the upper left corner is labeled "Sailing Directions" and "Note"; the text gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. Scale 1:20,000.
Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Preliminary Survey of the Entrance to the Rio Grande, Texas

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.
Date: 1854
Creator: United States Coast Survey
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Preliminary Chart of San Luis Pass, Texas

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.
Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

California.

Description: Map shows railroads, potential railroad routes, and historical routes of exploration in California. Some descriptive text detailing topography and vegetation is also present. Inset shows some buildings, names of streets, and some neighborhoods. Includes legend and relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:3,100,000] and [ca. 1:31,680].
Date: 1855
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Valuable Property in the 5th Ward of the City of Buffalo N.Y.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Buffalo, New York street names, lot numbers, and lot dimensions. Inset shows overview with some section numbers, street names, canals, and building locations. Scale not given.
Date: 1850?
Creator: Miller & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Johnson's New England.

Description: Map shows the railroads, counties, major roads, cities and towns in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Includes five illustrations: "Niagara Suspension Bridge," "Marshfield the homestead and farm of the late Daniel Webster," and the observatories at Amherst College, Yale College, and Cambridge. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:1,536,000]
Date: [1859..1862]
Creator: Johnson & Browning
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of the principal gold quartz mines or lodes in El Dorado County, California showing the position of the New York and El Dorado Co.'s lodes, Wanderer, New England, Vanderbilt, and Yosemite.

Description: Map shows towns, general locations of gold mines and lodes, U.S. Mail route through Placerville, mining companies, and site of Sutter's "first discovery of gold." Inset details overland route from San Francisco to Placerville. Scale not given.
Date: 1850?
Creator: Howe and Perry
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Johnson's Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Description: Map shows the railroads, major roads, counties, cities, and lighthouses in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:548,000].
Date: [1859..1862]
Creator: Johnson & Browning
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio

Description: Map shows harbor entrance, marshland, city lots and building structures at Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio during the mid-nineteenth century. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Scale [1:2,400].
Date: 1854
Creator: Potter, J. A.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Territory of New Mexico

Description: Map shows proposed railroad routes, areas of Native American habitation, notable geographical features, mines, and counties. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ 1:3,450,000 ].
Date: 1857
Creator: Rogers, Henry D. (Henry Darwin), 1808-1866.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of Oregon Territory west of the Cascade Mountains.

Description: Map shows township grid, existing settlements, and Indian reservation in mid-nineteenth century western Oregon. Relief indicated by hachures. Scale [1:1,140,480].
Date: 1858.
Creator: United States Surveyor General.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Territories of New Mexico and Utah

Description: Map shows notable geographic features, cities and towns, major roads, counties, and areas of Indian habitation in Utah and New Mexico territories [which include present day Arizona and Nevada]. Includes notes regarding boundaries. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ca. 1:4,550,000].
Date: 1855
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library