Dorothy Sloan -- Books

Auction 10, Cartography
(Globes, Atlases, & Maps)

Items 301-325


TEXAS IN PEPTO-BISMOL PINK

301. [MAP]. TUNISON, H. C. Tunison's Texas and Indian Territory. N.p. [1887?]. Lithographed map, with original full color including intense hot pink. 49.3 x 32.8 cm (19-3/8 x 12-5/8 inches). Scale not stated. Inset map: The Western Part of Texas. Title within decorative cartouche. Decorative border. One small chip at lower left blank corner, else fine.
        As the Industrial Revolution progressed, many new technologies were introduced for creating and coloring maps. Tunison's maps are characterized by an unusual intense hot pink found on this map of Texas, and may be the result of the firm's use of newly introduced synthetic dyes. With such a queasy sea of Texas maps in this catalogue, a bit of Pepto-Bismol pink might be just want the doctor ordered at about this point. Midland County has been formed (1885), but Tom Green County is not yet further divided into the present-day counties. The map is from an atlas, and bears Plate No. 74; on the verso are maps of Nebraska (No. 73) and Alabama (No. 76).
($150-300)

1888

302. [POCKET MAP]. CHILTON, F. B. Latest Map of Texas Published by the Immigration Bureau of the State of Texas. Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1888. Engraved map on a large sheet folding down to brochure. 77.8 x 81.3 cm (30-5/8 x 32 inches). Inset illustrations of The New Capitol of Texas (lower left), the Driskill Hotel in Austin (upper left), and a passenger train (upper right). Some splits and voids at folds and intersections, but with little relative loss to the map image, larger void at fold intersection in the Gulf of Mexico
        Rare promotional encouraging immigration to Texas. At the upper left corner of the map is "Texas, the Empire State," a lengthy essay presenting the many agricultural, educational and economic advantages of the state: "The Empire State of Texas can support upon her broad acres millions of the industrious and intelligent from all lands and nationalities, and to all such she extends a cordial invitation." To demonstrate the convenience of travel, a complete list of "The Railway Lines in Operation and the Railway Mileage in the state, May 1st, 1888" is printed. On the verso is a 32-panel brochure with reports on cost of living, public lands, legal protection of the homestead, recapitulation of Texas statistics, public fee schools, unsold lands, the fruit belt of Texas, Texas statistics by counties (number and value of horses and mules, jacks and jenneys, cattle, sheep, goats, and hogs, and acreage and value of land), and testimonials of immigrants. Day, p. 110.
($750-1,500)

303. [POCKET MAP]. MURPHY, J. P. & Charles F. Bolanz. Official Map of the City of Dallas and East Dallas, Texas, 1887. Dallas, June, 1888. Pocket map, engraved map with text folded into 24mo stiff black covers with gilt lettering on upper cover. 45.8 x 38.2 cm (18 x 15 inches); map image 37.5 x 25.4 cm (14-1/4 x 10 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 1600 feet. Tiny inset map of northeast Texas at top, along with an illustration of the firm's offices. Text to right of map: Dallas, Texas. Facts and Figures Pertaining to a Busy and Progressive City. Her Wonderful Growth, Vast Resources and Healthy Financial Condition. Small split at fold, small hole in lower right hand corner.
        According to a note on the map, the real estate firm of Murphy & Bolanz was established in 1874. The text on the map is pure boosterism, declaring Dallas to be "the Commercial Emporium of Texas." Very interesting details can be discovered in this lengthy text, such as the fact that Dallas' downtown streets were paved with native boisd'arc and that Dallas was the publishing center of the southwest.
($500-1,000)

304. [MAP]. MURPHY, J. P. & Charles F. Bolanz. Engraved illustrated letterhead of the firm of Murphy & Bolanz, with untitled map of northeast Texas as upper left (7 x 9 cm; 2-3/4 x 3-1/2 inches; engraving of the firm's offices at upper right). Bearing a signed document dated July 2, 1889 relating to the First Baptist Church of Dallas. Fine.
        This letterhead has the same northeast Texas map and illustration of the firm's offices as seen in Item 303 preceding, but here they are larger, and finely engraved.
($100-$200)

305. [MAP]. RAND, McNALLY & CO. [Texas]. Chicago: Rand, McNally, 1888. Engraved map, original color. 65.5 x 74 cm (25-3/4 x 29-3/4 inches). Scale: 1 inch = approximately 30 miles. Inset maps: Texas counties (lower right); N. W. Corner & Pan-Handle (lower left); and El Paso County (upper left). Left edge uneven where removed from book, with tape repair, short split to fold at upper right affecting about 1 inch of image.
        Large scale map of Texas with Greer County between the forks of the Red River.
($200-400)

1889

306. [MAP]. ANONYMOUS. Texas. N.p., [1889]. Lithographed map, original full color. 63.5 x 42.5 cm (25 x 16-7/8 inches). Scale not stated. Ornamental border. Inset of western portion (Presidio and El Paso Counties) at lower left. Fine.
        Double page map, pages numbered 66 & 67. On the verso are eight lithographed scenes of Wisconsin residences and industries.
($60-120)

307. [MAP]. WANGERSHEIM, W. Texas. Chicago, 1889. Engraved map, original color. 65 x 43.7 cm (26-5/8 x 17-1/8 inches). Scale not stated. Two short marginal tears at top and bottom, corners rough.
        Pages 63 and 64 from Atlas. Verso: page 62 with a guide to the Texas map and page 65 with a listing of U.S. land offices.
($100-300)

1890

FOURTH LITHOGRAPHIC BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF SAN ANTONIO

308. [BIRD'S-EYE VIEW]. WELLGE, H[enry]. [Untitled bird's-eye view of San Antonio]. [Milwaukee?, ca. 1890]. Lithographed bird's-eye view. 64 x 112 cm (25-1/8 x 39-5/8 inches). Inset view at top center: San Antonio Brewing Assn. City Brewery. Below image: Compliments of San Antonio Brewing Assn'n. San Antonio, Tex. Original light pink stamp at top: XXX PEARL. Professionally restored, with a few old splits and voids neatly filled. Under glass, wooden frame.
        Reps 3998 (locating only the copy at The Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin). This very rare and beautiful bird's-eye view of San Antonio was created by Henry Wellge, the German-born artist who settled in Milwaukee in 1878. Reps commented that Wellge "ranks with the most prolific of the city view artists of America." This view was published by the San Antonio Brewing Association, and may have been created for advertising purposes, perhaps accounting for its rarity. Comparing the present bird's-eye view to the 1873 view offered above in this catalogue (Item 273), what were orchards and empty city blocks are now downtown San Antonio with many multi-story commercial buildings. In the present view Alamo Plaza has been converted into a park with landscaping and paths, many rail lines have appeared, and in general the city has turned into a bustling business and manufacturing center. The bucolic outskirts in the earlier view are replaced with crowded houses and commercial buildings.
($5,000-10,000)

LINDSLEY & LINDSLEY ARCHIVE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOWNTOWN DALLAS & OAKCLIFF—OVER 90 MAPS

309. [ARCHIVE]. LINDSLEY & LINDSLEY. Extensive business and legal archive relating to the development of downtown Dallas, 1880s-1940s. 11 large folio ledgers and numerous loose related papers. One of the ledgers includes over 90 blueprint maps, probably made in-house, to which have been added manuscript notes, surveys, etc. Each map measures approximately 40 x 51 cm (15-3/4 x 20 inches), scale not stated, but quite large. The first map in this ledger shows the entire central district of Dallas, divided into numbered segments, each of which is represented by its own map in the ledger. For more on the content of the archive, see final paragraph below. Condition varies, very fine to rough.
        This archive of historic documents chronicles the development of Dallas, including the downtown area and the community of Oak Cliff, from 1889 to 1946. Lindsley & Lindsley was an investment banking, real estate, and money lending firm established in Dallas in 1875 by Philip Lindsley (1843-1911), a lawyer and soldier in the Civil War from Tennessee. Although Lindsley is known primarily as the author of Humor in the Court Room (1899) and The History of Greater Dallas and Vicinity (1909), his firm played an important role in the urban development of Dallas (The Handbook of Texas Online: Philip Lindley).
        In the 1890s the firm was involved in the development of Oak Cliff, Texas along with the real estate firm of the Dallas Land and Loan Company. During this decade future mayor of Dallas Henry D. Lindsley (1872-1938) was partners with his father and heavily involved in the Lindsley & Lindsley Company and its Oak Cliff dealings. In 1903, Joseph W. Lindsley took over the company and changed its name to J.W. Lindsley Co. This collection of maps, ledgers, and records stand as a wealth of information to the scholar of Dallas history.
        Materials in the collection include: (1) Collection of blueprint street maps of downtown Dallas from 1924-1926, including lot owners' names and some business names written on each lot number, handwritten notes on certain lots pertaining to lease payments, transfers of ownership and other financial information; two abstract of titles for two different pieces of land, one concerning a railroad addition (1890-1925), the other relating to lots in East Dallas (1886-1910); (2) five loan registers (1889-1946), including properties in Dallas and Oak Cliff; (3) book of tax valuations and taxes paid (1910-1924); master list of properties, their buyers and sellers, and terms of sale (1912-1939); total of 3,000 transactions; four business ledgers (1897-1903); financial papers (1915-1932) including tax documents and notices of trustee's sales; collection of miscellaneous documents (ca. 1890-ca. 1925), including six vendor's liens, seven financial letters, and eleven deeds of trust, seven notes of payment, certificate of redemption, two abstracts of title certificate, three leases, three transfers of judgment, tax forms, various ephemera.
($4,000-8,000)

310. [BOOK]. TEXAS (State). DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, INSURANCE, STATISTICS, AND HISTORY. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF TEXAS. DUMBLE, E. T. (State Geologist). First Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Texas, 1889. Austin: State Printing Office, 1890. [2] xc [2, blank] 410 pp., double-page plate of geological formations, photographic plates, folding plate with figures of sections and sketch maps, large folding map: Progress Map 1889 (57.2 x 58.2 cm; 22-1/2 x 22-3/4 inches; scale: 1 inch = 40 miles). Large 8vo, original brown cloth. Some outer spotting and wear, splits at head of spine, lower hinge broken, maps with short splits at folds.
        First edition, augmented issue, with added scientific papers by R. A. F. Penrose (Gulf Tertiary), W. F. Cummins (Permian Basin), R. S. Tarr (coal fields of the Colorado River), W. Von Streeruwitz (Trans-Pecos geology), T. B. Comstock (Central Texas mineralogy, and Robert T. Hill (Cretaceous rocks of Texas). Raines, pp. 90-91. Hill based his report on his first field research, which won him the support of James T. Dana. "The total of Hill's writing represents one of the most distinguished series of studies of North American geology ever struck off from the brain of one man" (The Handbook of Texas Online: Robert T. Hill).
($200-400)

 

1891

311. [MAP]. TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY. Eight engraved maps of the Texas & Pacific system, each with title: Map of the Texas and Pacific Railway and Connections. Sizes vary from 12.3 x 20 cm (4-3/4 x 7-7/8 inches) to 45 x 57.5 cm (17-3/4 x 22-5/8 inches). Scales not stated. Texas & Pacific lines generally in red with connecting lines in black. In Annual Report of the Texas & Pacific Railway Co. to the Stockholders, for the Year Ending December 31st, 1891 [-1898]. New York, 1892-99. 8vo, 8 reports bound in a single volume. Sheep with red and black spine labels. Binding worn, upper cover detached, the maps very good.
($100-200)

312. [MAP]. ANONYMOUS. Dallas Texas. N.p., [1891]. Engraved map, original color. 33 x 25.2 cm (13 x 9-7/8 inches). Very light soiling, otherwise fine.
        Four railroad lines run through the small city. Page 133 from an atlas. On verso (p. 134) is a map of Indianapolis.
($40-80)

313. [BIRD'S-EYE VIEW]. FOWLER, T. M. Wolfe City, Texas. 1891. Morrisville, Pennsylvania: T. M. Fowler & James B. Moyer, 1891. Lithographed bird's-eye view. 36.8 x 62 cm (14-3/8 x 20-1/2 inches). Side edges torn away, affecting only blank margin on right but with loss of about 1/4 inch of image on left.
        Reps 4011. The view shows a small community with a Main Street business district and set in an area of rolling plains at the intersection of two railroad lines. Insets at the bottom portray six of Wolfe City's buildings: the public school, Wolfe City Oil Mills, Wolfe City Opera House, Hotel Melville, Wolfe City Stove Foundry, and Wolfe City National Bank Building. Wolfe City, in northeast Texas, was settled in the late 1860s or 1870s. In 1887 Wolfe City incorporated, and the tracks of the Santa Fe Railroad reached the community, establishing it as an important shipping point for area farmers. Its population peaked at 1,859 after World War I, and today Wolfe City remains a small community of about 1,300. See The Handbook of Texas Online (Wolfe City). Thaddeus M. Fowler was "the most prolific of all American city viewmakers, as artist, publisher, co-artist, or joint publisher of more than four hundred views" (Reps, p. 174). He began his independent viewmaking career in 1876 after working for others for about six years, and his career of representing small-town America spanned fifty years. Fowler traveled and drew all over the country, from New England to Montana and south to Texas. In 1890-91 he drew seventeen towns in Texas and Oklahoma, including Wolfe City, Quanah, and Denison.
($3,000-6,000)

314. [MAP]. OWEN, Thomas. Map of Deep Water and Surrounding Country. Houston, ca. 1891-93. Lithographed map. 20 x 15.2 cm (7-7/8 x 6 inches). Fine.
        Real estate promotional broadside offering lots and acreage in the town of Deep Water, midway between Houston and LaPorte on Buffalo Bayou. Headline on leaflet reads: "Deep Water, Harris County, 10 miles From Houston. Texas." The promotional assures the reader that Deep Water has "Daily Trains and Steamboats, 5-1/2 miles Bayou Front, Fine Drainage...Sandy Loam and Black Waxy Soil, Pure Artesian Water, Healthy Climate...." Deepwater was named for its location on the Houston Ship Channel. The community had a population of fifty in 1893. By 1896 the population had grown to 200 In the 1980s Deepwater was engulfed by Pasadena and was marked only by an abandoned railroad station at the former townsite. (The Handbook of Texas Online: Deepwater, Texas).
($50-100)

315. [BOOK]. TEXAS (State). DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, INSURANCE, STATISTICS, AND HISTORY. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF TEXAS. DUMBLE, E. T. (State Geologist). Second Annual Report of the Geological Survey of Texas, 1890. Austin: State Printing Office, 1891. cix, 756 pp., 28 plates, including 14 maps, of which two are folding: Topographic Map of Trans Pecos Texas (42.4 x 103 cm; 16-3/4 x 41 inches); Map of the Central Mineral Region (48.7 x 58.6 cm; 19-1/8 x 23-1/8 inches); and 12 other plate maps. Scale: 1 inch = 4 miles. Large 8vo, original purple cloth (faded). Book block separated from covers, signatures loose and separated, the maps very good.
        First edition. Raines, pp. 90-91. The report publishes details on the continuing surveys of the State's mineral resources, artesian water, energy sources, and economic geology. Individual county reports are supplemented by special reports on the central mineral region of Texas, the Trans-Pecos, and northwestern Texas.
($150-300)

316. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. BUREAU OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. Map of Texas and Part of New Mexico...1857. New York: Julius Bien & Co. Lith., ca. 1891. Lithographed map. 42 x 70 cm (16-1/2 x 27-5/8 inches). Scale: 1 inch = approximately 30 miles. Inset maps: "Plan of Battle Field at New Creek West Virginia August 4th 1864" and "Plan of Battle at Pleasant Mills near Cumberland M. August 1st 1864." Descriptive texts of rivers, list of authorities, and legend. Creased where formerly folded into atlas, minor tears near center border margins.
        Martin & Martin 45: "With the onset of the Civil War, the federal exploration and mapping efforts in the West ceased, and many of the federal troops there either withdrew or surrendered.... Shortly after assuming command of the Gulf in 1862 and while planning his offensives in New Orleans, Banks dispatched a report to Washington containing a map of the Texas region. The map had been prepared from various sources shortly before the war, and it was an excellent example of a military planning document.... The focus of the map was clearly on military considerations.... Though drawn originally in 1857 and utilized by Banks in 1862, the map was not published until the 1880s (sic, see Item 247 herein), when it appeared in the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. It has served to document the status of the frontier in the Southwest immediately prior to the great American conflict." Plate 54 from the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies 1861-1865 (Washington, 1891-95). Phillips, Atlases 1353. See Item 247 herein.
($250-500)

1895

317. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Hardin County. St. Louis: Gast, 1895. Lithographed map. 51.5 x 49.8 cm (20-1/4 x 19-5/8 inches). 1 inch = 4000 varas. Pencil notations. Splitting at some folds with a few voids (the largest about 1/4 inch in diameter).
        Hardin County in far southeast Texas was created in 1858 and named for the early Texas Hardin Family. The county seat is Kountze. Anglo-American settlement commenced in 1832, and the area was included in Lorenzo de Zavala's colony. The outstanding natural feature of the region is the Big Thicket.
($400-600)

1897

318. [BOOK]. SCOTT, Samuel. Map of the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming with Full Descriptions of Mineral Resources, etc. Custer City, 1897. [2] 49 pp., full color cerographic map: Geological Map of the Black Hills of South Dakota & Wyoming by Samuel Scott Mining Engineer Custer, S.D. 1897 (74.5 x 69.5 cm; 29-3/8 x 27-3/8 inches; scale: 1 inch = 5 miles; inset at upper right of the region; color key at lower right for igneous, granite, granite tin bearing, etc.; lower right, above neat line: E. P. Noll & Co., Map Publishers, No. 9, N. Sixth St., Philadelphia, Pa.). 12mo, original gilt-lettered red pebbled cloth. Very fine and bright, the binding and text exceptionally fresh, and the map near perfect.
        First edition. Howes S239. Jennewein, Black Hills Book Trails 239. The emphasis is mineralogical, but the text also contains sections on pleasure and health resorts, Wind Cave, Devil's Tower, Sylvan Lake, natural features and resources, agricultural prospects, stock-raising, etc.
($400-800)

1898

319. [MAP]. RAND, McNALLY & CO. Rand, McNally & Cos. Texas. [Chicago, New York], 1898. Engraved map with original outline color. 48.2 x 66 cm (19 x 26 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 34 miles. Inset map at lower left: Southern Portion of Texas on Same Scale. Legend in red identifying Texas railroads overprinted on New Mexico. Table of Texas cities ranked by size in left margin. Paper browned, edges repaired.
        Double-page atlas map with a location index of towns and counties with populations on verso. Index is completed on accompanying pages from the atlas.
($50-100)

1900

THE END OF A CARTOGRAPHICAL ERA IN TEXAS HISTORY

319A. [MAP]. HILL, Robert T. Map of Texas and Parts of Adjoining Territories Compiled by and under the Direction of Robert T. Hill Drawn by Henry S. Selden and Willard D. Johnson...1899. [Washington: U.S. Geological Survey, 1900]. Lithographed map with some color shading. 79.1 x 90.2 cm (31-1/8 x 35-1/2 inches). Scale: 1 inch = approximately 26 miles). Top: U.S. Geological Survey. Top right: Bulletin No. 190 Pl. 1. Fine.
        Day, Maps of Texas, p. 163. Martin & Martin 50: "As the nineteenth century drew to a close, so too did the last stretches of unknown and unclaimed lands in the American West. While cartographers in the first part of the century had attempted to present the lands in outline form with scant interior information, cartographers at the end of the century were dealing with specific details of land surveys.... The life and career of Robert T. Hill, a distinguished scholar, teacher, geologist, and Texan, spanned this remarkable transition period in knowledge of the geography of the nation and in the techniques of mapmaking.... In 1899 Hill supervised the compilation and drawing of the Map of Texas and Parts of Adjoining Territories, which he included in the Topographic Atlas of the United States: Physical Geography of the Texas Region, published by the United States Geological Survey in 1900. The map added new sophistication to Texas's cartographic history and helped to set new scientific standards in the mapping of the region."
($300-600)

320. [MAP]. HILL, Robert T. Drainage of Black and Grand Prairies. [Washington]: US Geological Survey, 1900. Engraved map, original color. 27 x 20.4 cm (10-5/8 x 8 inches). Scale: 1 inch = approximately 35 miles. Fine.
        The map, which is from the Twenty-first Annual Report of the U.S. Geological Survey (Part VII, Plate XI), uses colored areas in addition to depiction of watercourses to show the drainage basins of the Red, Trinity, Brazos, and Colorado Rivers. For information about Hill, see Item 319 above.
($50-100)

1901

321. [GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT]. UNITED STATES. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. Twenty-first Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior 1899-1900...in Seven Parts. Part VIITexas. Washington: GPO, 1901. 666, xii pp., illustrations, 71 plates (including 6 large colored lithographed maps and 1 set of cross sections in pocket at rear). 4to, original brown gilt pictorial cloth. Binding slightly worn and scuffed, the maps very fine.
        A compendious report devoted to the geology of Texas, particularly to the geography and geology of the Black and Grand Prairies covering central Texas from the Red River south to the Colorado and including Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin.
        The maps are:

(1) Map of the Black and Grand Prairies of Texas including the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers by Robert T. Hill. 1899. 76.8 x 73.1 cm (30-1/4 x 28-3/4 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 10 miles.

(2) Geology of the Black and Grand Prairies including the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers by Robert T. Hill. 1899. 77.5 x 75 cm (30-1/2 x 29-1/2 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 10 miles.

(3) Location and Depths of the Artesian Wells of the Black and Grand Prairies of Texas by Robert T. Hill. 1898. 76.5 x 59.5 cm (30-1/8 x 23-3/8 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 10 miles.

(4) Map of the Trinity Artesian Reservoirs of the Black and Grand Prairies of Texas including the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers by Robert T. Hill. 1900. 76.7 x 72.5 cm (30-1/4 x 28-1/2 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 10 miles.

(5) Map of the Paluxy Artesian Reservoirs of the Black and Grand Prairies of Texas including the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers by Robert T. Hill. 1900. 57.3 x 56.7 cm (22-1/2 x 22-1/4 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 10 miles.

(6) Map of the Woodbine Artesian Reservoirs of the Black and Grand Prairies of Texas including the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers by Robert T. Hill. 1900. 52.2 x 40 cm (20-5/8 x 15-3/4 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 10 miles.
($100-200)

1902

322. [GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT]. BAKER, Marcus. The Northwest Boundary with Texas. Washington: GPO, 1902. 51 [1] iii pp., maps (5 text, 1 folding: Map of the United States and Texas Boundary Line and Adjacent Territory Determined & Surveyed in 1857-8-9-60 [66.4 x 100 cm; 26-1/8 x 39-1/2 inches; scale: 1 inch = 15 miles]). Washington: The Norris Peters Co., [1902]. Disbound, paper browned and becoming brittle, the map fine.
        First edition. Clark's general map of the northwest boundary of Texas is from a "missing" but later found original in the U.S. General Land Office. The Clark survey was executed in 1859-60, ten years after Texas sold its northern and western lands to the United States for $10,000,000.
($150-300)

322A. [MAP]. CLARK, J. H., H. Campbell, J. E. Weyss, & W. P. Clark. Map of the United States and Texas Boundary Line and Adjacent Territory Determined & Surveyed in 1857-8-9-60. Washington, 1902. Photolithographed map. 66.4 x 100 cm (26-1/8 x 39-1/2 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 15 miles. Fine.
        This map appeared in the government report listed above (Item 322 preceding).
($100-200)

323. [BOOK]. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MINERAL SURVEY. Coal, Lignite and Asphalt Rocks. Austin, [1902]. vi [2] 137 pp., photographic illustrations, diagrams, 4 maps: Texas Saint Jo Special Map (24 x 15.4 cm; 9-1/2 x 6 inches); Asphalt & Oil Regions of Clay, Montague & Cooke Counties (15.6 x 22.8 cm; 6-1/8 x 9 inches); Asphalt Region of Uvalde County (14.8 x 22.6 cm; 6 x 8-7/8 inches); Asphalt Region of Burnet County (15.8 x 11.6 cm; 6-1/4 x 4-5/8 inches). 8vo, original printed wrappers. Wrappers reattached and coated with plastic laminate, internally fine.
        As Texas actively exploited her mineral resources in the early the twentieth century, economic geologists came to the support of the business interests. The first decade was the heyday of coal. In the fall of 1901, the University of Texas Mineral Survey gathered samples for this report from all 32 then active coal, lignite, and asphalt mines in Texas. The samples and the field surveys were then used to prepare this extensive report on Texas' fuel resources. Interestingly, project director William Phillips remarks in the introduction on the future of Texas energy resources: "The change that has been wrought in industrial circles by the introduction of fuel oil within the past year renders the publication of reliable data concerning the other fuels of this State especially pertinent at this time."
($50-100)

324. [GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT]. GANNETT, Henry. A Gazetteer of Texas. Washington: GPO, 1902. 162 [3] pp., 15 lithographed maps on 8 plates, including: Map of Texas and Parts of Adjoining Territories Compiled by and under the Direction of Robert T. Hill Drawn by Henry S. Selden and Willard D. Johnson...1899 (79.1 x 90.2 cm; 31-1/8 x 35-1/2 inches; scale: 1 inch = approximately 26 miles; at top: U.S. Geological Survey; top right: Bulletin No. 190 Pl. 1.). 8vo, modern green cloth with maroon gilt spine label. Map with minor tear on left side where bound to book, else fine. Also includes 8 additional plates (two maps per plate) showing statistical information about Texas. 8vo, green cloth, light browning, else very fine.
        This gazetteer is important for containing Robert T. Hill's monumental map of Texas. See Item 319A above.
($300-600)

1903

325. [MAP]. RAND, McNALLY & CO. Rand, McNally & Cos. Texas. [Chicago & New York], 1903. Engraved map, original full color. 48.2 x 66 cm (19 x 26 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 34 miles. Inset map at lower left: Southern Portion of Texas on Same Scale. Legend in red identifying Texas railroads overprinted on New Mexico. Table of Texas cities ranked by size in left margin, incomplete location index of towns and counties with populations on verso. Fine.
($50-100)

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