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Pingenot Auction, Lot 181

181. [MAP]. HART, Juan S. Official Map of El Paso, Texas. St. Louis: A. Gast, [1881]. Lithographed map with ornate border. 68.2 x 95.5 cm (26-5/8 x 37-5/8 inches). Scale 1 inch = 400 feet. Mounted on linen. Map with splits along folds and several voids, especially at folds and along edges. Inkstamped signature of H. E. Lindberg. Pencil annotations
        This is a rare and historic map of El Paso. Juan Siqueiros Hart (1856-1918) was born at Hart’s Mill at the falls of the Rio Grande. He served as City Engineer of El Paso in 1881 and also played first and second base on the city’s first baseball team. He was partner and editor of the El Paso Link and subsequently the El Paso Times (The Handbook of Texas Online: Juan Siqueiros Hart). The map shows El Paso from Fort Bliss and Hart’s Mill on the west to the eastern city limit (boundary of Cumming’s Tract). Among the details are locations of city lots by numbers (a few have been hand colored), major streets, Magoffin and other additions, Texas & Pacific R.R. Reserve, A.T.& S.F.R.R. Reserve, Acequia Madre, Old Fort Bliss and Magoffin Acequia, etc.
($1,000-2,000)