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AUCTION 21

October 26, 2007

Large, Rare, Fine Copy of Hopkins County-Difficult to Find in Any Condition

128. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Hopkins County. State of Texas Copyright 1888 [lower left above neat line] Lithographed by A. Gast Bank-Note & Litho. Co., St. Louis & N.Y. new process. [St. Louis: Gast, 1888]. Lithograph map, neat line to neat line: 75.5 x 87.2 cm. Creased where formerly folded, a few minor splits at creases (one extending into neat line), upper border browned and slightly tattered (not touching neat line or image), upper and lower portions lightly wrinkled, but overall an exceptionally fine survival of a rare map. The copy in the General Land Office of Texas is too defective and fragile to scan.

            First edition. Day, p. 108 (2 copies, both photostats). Points of interest include Sulphur Springs, Tarrant, Nacogdoches University land holdings, Jasper County School, and scattered railroad holdings throughout the county. The map shows land sections by owner or number, land blocks by owner and number, rivers, creeks, and names of surrounding counties. Hopkins County situated in Northeast Texas was created in 1846 and named for the David Hopkins family who were early pioneers of Texas. The county seat is Sulphur Springs. Initially Caddo country, Anglo-American settlers began arriving some time before 1836. ($2,500-$3,500)

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