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326. [POCKET MAP]. BROWNSVILLE BOARD OF TRADE.
Map of Texas. Des Moines: Kenyon Printing & Mfg.
Co., 1904. Pocket map, folded into original 16mo
blue printed heavy paper covers. Engraved map, original
full and outline color. 39.3 x 51.4 cm (15-1/2 x 20-1/4
inches). Scale: 1 inch = approximately 65 miles. Additional
printing on map in red: "Compliments of Brownsville Board
of Trade, Brownsville, Texas" in upper margin and arrow in
Gulf with "Brownsville" pointing to the city. Verso of map
with fourteen halftone photographs of scenes and persons in
and around Brownsville. Wrappers with title "Up-to-Date Map
of Texas" and motto "See Brownsville, Texas and live." Some
wear to wrappers, splits at folds of map.
A unique way to promote a city. Views on the verso include "one of the prominent churches," Fort Brown, the public school, a Mexican wood vendor, the "orange tree in Mr. Frank Champion's yard, oranges being plucked in mid-winter," etc. An additional feature of the map is the marking of Texas Congressional districts with red outline and the district number.
327. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE. BUREAU OF SOILS. Soil Map. Texas. Austin
Sheet. New York: Julius Bien & Co.[for] U.S.
Department of Agriculture, 1904. Lithographed map, original
color. 91.5 x 54.2 cm (36 x 21-3/8 inches). Scale: 1 inch =
1 mile. A few short splits at folds.
Color key in the margin identifies the soil types in and around Austin as shown on the map.
328. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE. BUREAU OF SOILS. Soil Map. Texas. San
Antonio Sheet. New York: Julius Bien & Co.[for]
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1904. Lithographed map,
original color. 54.9 x 61.9 cm (21-5/8 x 24-3/8). Original
color. Scale: 1 inch = 1 mile. A few short splits at
Color key in the margin identifies the soil types in and around San Antonio as shown on the map.
329. [MAP]. ABBOTT, T. S. Carta General del
Estado de Coahuila de Zaragoza. Formado por Disposicion del
Gobierno del Mismo Estado. New York: August R. Ohman,
1905. Engraved map, original rose color and wide outlining.
143 x 109 cm (56 x 43 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 12
kilometers. Engraved Mexican eagle above title at upper
right. Inserts of three photographic halftones: at upper
left, equestrian statue of General Zaragoza (17.8 x 12.7
cm; 7 x 5 inches); at lower left, Coahuila Coal Company,
Washer Plant & Coke Ovens (12 x 17.2 cm; 4-3/4 x
6-3/4 inches); at lower right, Compañia
Metalurgica de Torreòn, S.A. (10.4 x 13.6 cm;
4-1/8 x 5-3/8 inches). Mounted on cartographic linen. Paper
chipped along blank margins, splits at folds, still a
handsome large map.
First edition. Very large scale map of this historic border state of which Texas was once a part. General Ignacio Zaragoza, whose name the state of Coahuila bears on this map, was the hero of the famous Cinco de Mayo battle against the French in 1862. Zaragoza was born in the state of Coahuila y Tejas in the part that is now Texas, near present-day Goliad.
330. [MAP]. TEXAS (State). RAILROAD COMMISSION.
Railroad and County Map of Texas. St. Louis:
Woodward & Tiernan Ptg. Co., 1905. Engraved map,
original color. 81.7 x 88.8 cm (32-1/4 x 35 inches). Scale
1 inch = 25 miles. Railroad routes in Texas are color
coded, with a legend at lower left providing a key as well
as a list of all of the railroad companies servicing Texas.
Splits at folds and some small voids (mostly outside
The Texas Railroad Commission has been historically one of the most important regulatory bodies in the state. It was established in 1891 and given broad jurisdiction over rates and operations of railroads, terminals, wharves, and express companies. In the twentieth century its jurisdiction expanded to include authority over the energy industry. Petroleum pipelines were defined as "common carriers" and brought under the Railroad Commission jurisdiction. Subsequently the commission gained authority to regulate well spacing as well as production, and in the heyday of Texas oil it was one of the most powerful bodies in the state. The present map is from the period when it was still a "railroad" commission, and the map is a clear reflection of its power even then.
331.[POCKET MAP]. RAND, McNALLY & CO. Rand,
McNally & Cos. Oklahoma and Indian Territory.
Chicago, 1906. Pocket map, folded into original 24mo
stiff brown printed wrappers with cover title:
Rand-McNally Vest Pocket Map of Indian and Oklahoma
Territories. Engraved map, original full and outline
coloring. 48 x 64.7 cm (18-5/8 x 25-1/2 inches). Scale: 1
inch = 18 miles. Inset at lower right: Western Portion
of Oklahoma. Light wear to wrappers, splits at folds of
map, no losses.
Oklahoma counties are distinguished by full color, and Indian Territory administrative districts are delineated with light rose outline color. Indian nations are also designated.
332. [POCKET MAP]. LLOYD BROTHERS LAND COMPANY.
County Map of Texas and the Great Panhandle Country.
Chicago: Will E. Smith, 1908. Pocket map, folded
into original 16mo stiff paper printed wrappers. Engraved
map, original sharp and shaded outline coloring. 61 x 47.4
cm (24 x 18-3/4 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 31 miles. Inset
maps: Western Texas (lower left); Plat of Our
Lands, with a pointing hand directing attention to
Lloyd Brothers lands in western Panhandle counties (lower
right). Faded green stamp on front wrapper, short splits to
folds at right margin, small void in Hardeman and Foard
Counties, overall fine.
Issued by the Lloyd Brothers Land Co. of Lincoln, Nebraska. The company offered 200,000 acres of Panhandle farm land (part of the Goodnight Ranch until it was sold in about 1905), priced at $15 to $20 per acre, with small payments on 6% ten-year mortgages. An unusual and striking map with Lloyd Brothers bright red advertising statement overprinted on Oklahoma.
333. [MAP]. EHLINGER, L. State Land for Sale on
Mustang Island by General Land Office, Austin, Texas.
Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1910. Engraved map. 72.6 x
46 cm (28-3/4 x 18 inches). No scale stated. Cartographer's
name at lower right: L. Ehlinger. Split at folds and taped,
edges with some chips, lower left corner split, in need of
The land offered is at the Aransas Pass end of Mustang Island. It has been platted into lots and extends from the Gulf to Corpus Christi Bay. Text at bottom of map describes the land, gives terms of sale, and invites applications to purchase. Applications are to be made to the General Land Office and must be accompanied at least one-half of the payment. The sale is actually a sealed bid auction, and the minimum price per acre is $10.00. Applications to be opened on August 16, 1910.
334. [POCKET MAP]. RAND, McNALLY & CO.
Indexed County and Railroad Pocket Map and Shipper's
Guide of Texas. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1911.
Pocket map with original 16mo guide in brown printed
wrappers (110 pp., text). Printed map in full color. 66.2 x
94.5 cm (26 x 37-1/4 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 20 miles.
Inset map of Zapata, Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron counties,
legend, list of railroad lines. Map separated from paper
folder (slightly worn), a few short splits at folds (no
A large-scale map of Texas with indexed shipper's guide and numerous advertisements for businesses in Texas and the surrounding states. The map is overprinted in red to show lines of 172 railroads operating in Texas. Steamship lines are also indicated.
335. [ATLAS]. RICHARDSON, G. B. Geologic Atlas
of the United States. Van Horn Folio Texas. Washington:
U.S. Geological Survey, 1914. 9 pp., plate of photographic
illustrations, 3 colored engraved maps: Topography
(44.6 x 38.2 cm; 17-1/2 x 15 inches); Areal Geology
(44.6 x 38.2 cm; 17-1/2 x 15 inches); Structure
Sections (44.6 x 38.2 cm; 17-1/2 x 15 inches). Large
folio, original tan printed wrappers. Ink stamp of
University of Idaho Department of Geology on upper cover,
This is folio 194 of the U.S. Geological Survey's projected geologic atlas of the United States. Each folio included topographic and geologic maps of an area with accompanying descriptive text.
336. [MAP]. TAYLOR, H. C. Map and Guide to the
Roads of Harris County with Logs of Roads from Houston
to.... Houston: Hercules Ptg. & Book, Co., 1916.
Engraved map, black on beige-pink paper. 43.6 x 71 cm
(17-1/8 x 27-3/4 inches). Scale: 1 cm = 1 mile. Folded into
23 x 10.8 cm (9 x 4-1/4 inches) wrappers. Wrappers stained
and inner part detached at fold, map very good to fine.
First edition. An early road map of Houston. Text gives directions and mileage from Houston to Galveston; Angleton, Velasco and Freeport; Beaumont and Port Arthur; Bryan, Waco, and Hillsboro; and Victoria. No copies located in OCLC.
337. [POCKET MAP]. WALZ, W. G. Map of Mexico.
Compliments of W. G. Walz Company...El Paso, Texas.
Chicago: Rand, McNally, . Pocket map, folded
into original 16mo stiff gray printed wrappers. Engraved
map, original full color. 35.5 x 53.5 cm (14 x 21 inches).
Scale: 1 inch = 98 miles. Very fine.
On the folder and the pocket map the Walz emporium touts its goods to enhance borderland outingsEastman Kodaks, film, rifles, revolvers, ammunition, flash lights, sun glasses, Spalding athletic goods, safety razors, playing cards, poker chips, Ingersoll watches, fishing tackle, Victor victrolas, etc. The map was issued in the wake of the United States Punitive Expedition into Mexico, and red overprinting identifies U.S. forts on the border in New Mexico and Texas, including Huachuca, Bayard, Bliss, Clark, Duncan, McIntosh, Ringgold, and Brown. Also highlighted are the "Principal Garrisons of Mexican-Constitutionalist Troops in the North." "Routes Taken by U.S. Soldiers" in pursuit of Pancho Villa are indicated by two large arrows southward from Columbus, New Mexico.
338. [BOOK]. SHULER, Ellis W. The Geology of
Dallas County. Austin: University of Texas, 1918. 54
pp., illustrations, photographic plates, folding chart
(Artesian Wells in Dallas County), folding printed
colored map (Geological Map of Dallas County [29.1 x
28.5 cm;11-1/2 x 11-1/4 inches; scale: 1 inch = 2.5
miles]). 8vo, original printed wrappers. First and last
pages browned from contact with acidic wrapper, tear on
left margin of map where attached to book block, otherwise
One of a series of reports on the geology of Texas issued by the Bureau of Economic Geology and Technology.
339. [BOOK]. SELLARDS, E. H. The Geology and
Mineral Resources of Bexar County. Austin: University
of Texas, 1919. 202 pp., illustrations, photographic plate,
folding printed color map: Geological Map of Bexar
County, Texas (45 x 38.3 cm; 17-3/4 x 15-1/8 inches;
scale: 1 inch = approximately 3 miles). 8vo, original
printed wrappers. Backstrip chipped, first and last pages
browned from contact with acidic wrapper, map fine.
One of a series of reports on the geology of Texas issued by the Bureau of Economic Geology and Technology.
340. [BOOK]. SELLARDS, E. H., B. C. Tharp, &
R. T. Hill. Investigations on the Red River Made in
Connection with the Oklahoma-Texas Boundary Suit.
Austin: University of Texas, 1923. 174 pp., 9 plates, 6
folding topographical maps in separate portfolio. Portfolio
browned and brittle, cover separated, the maps with some
splits at folds, otherwise very good to fine. Preserved in
a gray cloth slipcase.
The maps are all executed by Arthur Stiles on a scale of 500 miles to the inch. Lithography is by Hoen & Co. of Baltimore in 1921: (1) Geologic Map of the Granfield Bridge Topographic Sheet. 82 x 81.5 cm (32-1/4 x 32 inches); (2) Physiographic Map of the Big Bend Topographic Sheet. 67.8 x 79.5 cm (26-3/4 x 31-3/8 inches); (3) Land Classification of the Big Bend Topographic Sheet. 67.5 x 81.5 cm (26-1/2 x 32 inches); (4) Timber Map of the Big Bend Topographic Sheet. 67.5 x 81.5 cm (26-1/2 x 32 inches); (5) Soil Map of the Big Bend Topographic Sheet. 67.5 x 81.5 cm (26-1/2 x 32 inches); (6) Texas Oklahoma Red River Big Bend Area Reduced map. 64.2 x 86 cm (25-1/8 x 33-3/4 inches).
341. [POCKET MAP]. BLUM'S COMMERCIAL MAP PUB. CO.
Blum's Commercial Travelers' Map of Texas. New York,
1924. Pocket map, folded into olive printed heavy
paper wrappers. 31.1 x 22.5 cm (12-1/4 x 8-7/8 inches).
Scale not stated. Inset of Dallas/Fort Worth Area at lower
left. "Hotel Directory of Texas" printed on inner wrappers
and verso of folded map. Previous owner's signature on the
upper wrap, and several towns in north central and
northeast Texas have been circled. Very good.
A companion for the traveling salesman. The printed directory not only lists hotels and their rates (American plan or European plan), it also indicates which hotels have large sample rooms, gives the town populations, and characterizes each town as industrial, agricultural, suburban, university or college, or mining.
342. [POCKET MAP]. RAND, McNALLY PUBLISHING CO.
Rand McNally Standard Map of Texas. [Chicago]: Rand,
McNally Publishing Co., [1925-1935]. Printed map, full tan
coloring with brown outlining. Later made into pocket
map by mounting on cartographic linen and folding into
a specially made 12mo black morocco folder with
Texas stamped in gilt on upper cover and
Compliments Maxwell Investment Company in gilt on
front inside tan calf pastedown. 65.6 x 95 cm (25-7/8 x
37-3/8 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 20 miles. Insets of the
Panhandle and extreme South Texas, key to railroads, chart
of major cities with populations, electric and steamship
lines indicated. Fine.
A "special edition" map created by an investment company for its clients.
343. [MAP ARCHIVE]. KLEBERG FAMILY ARCHIVE.
Collection of over 100 photographs, correspondence, maps,
and business papers of the Kleberg family, especially the
generation of Robert J., Marcellus, and Rudolph Kleberg,
who were active in the latter nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries. Robert J. Kleberg (1853-1932) began
his career in law in Corpus Christi, where Robert King was
one of his clients. On King's death, Henrietta King asked
him to assume control of the King Ranch, and the Kleberg
name has been inextricably connected with the King Ranch
ever since. Marcellus Kleberg (1849-1913) practiced law in
DeWitt County and then in Galveston, where he served as
city attorney, city commissioner, and president of the
school board. Rudolph Kleberg (1847-1924) also began in law
in Cuero. He later edited the Cuero Star, and then
was a senator in the Texas Legislature for seven years
after Reconstruction. At the end of the century he served
four terms in the U.S. Congress.
The collection has 22 blueprint and photocopy maps related to Kleberg family interests, including: one of oil and gas wells of Southwest Texas, ownership maps of Atascosa County, McMullen County, and Uvalde County, real estate development maps of Padre Island, Mustang Island, and Port Aransas.
Family letters and related correspondence in the collection, especially to and from Rudolph Kleberg, include an undated child's letter from Rudolph to his Aunt Lulu; a letter from Marcellus Kleberg to his father dated February 1887; letter from Robert J. Kleberg to his parents, sent from Santa Gertrudis, November 1886, with family news; a letter from Rudolph to his sister Rosa, dated at Cuero, August 1891; a set of 19 letters between Rudolph and O. T. Tyler, 1876-80; photocopy of an undated letter from Maurine to Aunt Lulu regarding the illness of her father; a letter from Robert [Junior] to Aunt Lulu, from Yorktown, New York, 1917; and other miscellaneous letters and cards.
Especially interesting are three nineteenth-century photographs, two of them of Kleberg women. First is a photograph of the three Kleberg sisters. There is also a photograph of Rosa Kleberg with a note on the reverse "Rosa Kleberg My Mother Lulu K." Finally, there is a professional photograph by H. R. Marks of Austin, Texas that is almost certainly a photograph of Rudolph taken when he was a Texas senator.
Of particular personal interest among the business papers is a deposit receipt in the amount of $32,605.00 in Confederate Treasury notes made out to Robert Kleberg (the father) and dated December 14, 1863 for payment of War Tax, and an invoice to Marcellus from G. Hausmann of Meyersville, Texas for various dry goods. Other papers include miscellaneous invoices and receipts, mostly of a personal nature.
Also in the archive is a piece of sheet music, "Texas Shine on Forever" with words and melody by Rudolph Kleberg. And rounding out the collection is a group of newspaper clippings.
344. [BOOK]. CARTER, W. T. The Soils of
Texas. [College Station]: Agricultural and Mechanical
College of Texas, 1931. 192 pp., folding printed colored
map in pocket at rear: The General Soil Map of Texas
(82.1 x 105 cm; 32-3/8 x 41-1/2 inches). Scale: 1 inch = 24
miles). 8vo, original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly
chipped and with short tears, map fine.
A summary of the knowledge of Texas soils as of 1931, together with a general soil map of the entire state. The author in his introduction emphasizes that there is still much to be discovered about Texas soils and their uses as about 20% of the state remains to be surveyed and studied.
345. [MAP]. DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.
Official Centennial Map of Texas. Daughters of the
Republic of Texas. N.p., copyright 1934. Lithographed
map, original full color. 59.6 x 82.4 cm (23-1/2 x 32-1/2
inches). Lower left: "Lithographed by Utter & Evans,
Inc.-Texas." Lower right: "Produced, published and
copyrighted by C. M. Burnett-Texas." Very fine.
Decorative iconographic map of Texas flanked by yet more iconsportraits of heroes of the Texas Revolution and Republic (Stephen F. Austin, Mirabeau B. Lamar, Anson Jones, Colonel Fannin, Ben Milam, Col. David Crockett, Col. W. B. Travis, Deaf Smith, and General Sam Houston). Other images include Fannin's surrender at Goliad, fall of the Alamo, Santa Anna surrendering to Houston at San Jacinto, the Capitol surmounted by the six flags that have flown over Texas soil, etc. On the map itself are shown historic roads, representations of Texas wildlife, lesser events in Texas history, cities and their founding dates, etc.
346. [MAP]. KANIEN, Famita. The Villa and
Presidio of San Antonio de Bexar. N.p., 1935. Printed
map in color. 39.8 x 48.5 cm (15-5/8 x 19-1/8 inches).
Scale not stated. Pictorial ornamental border. Decorative
map of colonial San Antonio with vignettes illustrating its
history: Royalists Under Arrendondo Capture City
1813; San Fernando Cathedral 1738; San Pedro
Springs 1716; Siege of the Alamo 1836: Moses
Austin 1829; Conception [sic] 1731; Sam
Houston 1833; San José 1720; San Juan
de Capistrano 1731; and De La Espada 1730.
The ornamental border depicts persons and places important to the history of San Antonio: St. Denis, D. Alarcon, Canary Islanders, Gen. Sandoval, General Santa Anna, William B. Travis, Quinta Prison, Old Ben Milano, Phillip Nolan, and David Crockett.
347. [ETCHED MAPS]. WALL, Bernhardt. Following
General Sam Houston 1793-1863. Lime Rock, . 64
etchings (plus cover etching and etcher's slip), colophon
etching signed by Wall. 25.5 x 23.0 cm, wove paper. Various
colored inks. Original hand-bound green cloth over plain
gray boards, etched title on upper cover. Spine lightly
worn, small stain near edge of upper board, otherwise fine.
Scarce. Inscribed on second leaf "To Col. Paul L.
Wakefield, Sincerely, Bernhardt Wall, April 21, 1935."
Etching of Jeff Hamilton, "Sam Houston's One-Time Slave in
1934," signed by Jeff Hamilton. Laid in are two typed
letters, signed, from Bernhardt Wall to Major Paul
Wakefield on different examples of Wall's etched
letterhead. The first letter, dated at Houston, Texas, May
6 [no year] is on letterhead with an etching advertising
Wall's etched books on Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin.
The second letter, dated at Summer Etcherie, Lime Rock,
Conn., June 27, 1935, is on etched letterhead advertising
the present book. This second letter is addressed to
Wakefield at the Governor's mansion in Austin.
First edition, limited edition, the "San Jacinto" edition (100 copies). This copy is unnumbered but has a star instead of a number. Weber, pp. 42-43: "The etchings for this pictorial biography of the American soldier and political leader were made in La Porte, Texas, close to the battlefield of San Jacinto, where Wall had the assistance of Houston's one surviving son [Andrew Jackson Houston]."
Bernhardt Wall was a master etcher who began his artistic career early in the twentieth century as a post card artist, originating the sunbonnet kids series and producing a plethora of patriotic postcards during World War I. At about the time of the war, he began to produce etchings and to create books that were entirely etched. He is probably best known for his 85 volume Following Abraham Lincoln, but his output was prodigious. He created other biographical studies, the present one of Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and Junipero Serra, to name a few. Wall even produced several etched periodicals. And there were always his individual etchings, many of which found their way into his periodicals. In later life Wall began to concentrate on miniature etched books. We had the privilege of seeing much of the Wall opus when we were fortunate enough to handle the Wall collection of Msgr. Francis Weber.
348. [MAP]. OIL & GAS JOURNAL. The Oil
& Gas Journal's Oil Map of Texas.... N.p.:
Petroleum Publishing Company, 1938. Engraved map, original
color. 90 x 93 cm (35-1/4 x 36-1/2 inches) Scale: 1 inch =
approximately 22 miles. Oil fields are shown by contrasting
colors. Symbols designate refineries. Pipelines are
differentiated by color. A few chips to blank margins.
"Included on the map are all oil- and gas-producing fields, refining centers, and oil and gas trunk lines.... Data as of March 15, 1938." All Texas oil- and gas-producing fields are named and located in the directory key at lower left. The map is a tour-de-force of the days when oil was king in Texas.
349. [MAPS]. HOUSTON, A. J. Military Maps of
the Texas Revolution to Accompany "Texas Independence"
[Set of 10 maps]. N.p., . Printed maps. No scales
given. (1) Military Map of Texas and Coahuila as Mexican
Territory. 27.6 x 28 cm (10-7/8 x 11 inches); (2)
Map of Texas and Coahuila...Showing Localities from
which the Two Armies Were Recruited. 27.6 x 28.5 cm
(10-7/8 x 11-1/4 inches); (3) The Siege of Bexar.
27.6 x 32.1 cm (10-7/8 x 12-5/8 inches); (4) Siege of
the Alamo. 27.6 x 40.4 cm (10-7/8 x 15-7/8 inches); (5)
Combat near the "Mission Conception." 27.6 x 28.4 cm
(10-7/8 x 11-1/4 inches); (6) The Alamo. 27.6 x 33
cm (10-7/8 x 13 inches); (7) "Fannin's Fight." 22.7
x 29 cm (9 x 11-1/2 inches); (8) Refugio Mission.
27.6 x 31.6 cm (10-7/8 x 12-1/2 inches); (9) Map of the
Battlefield of San Jacinto. 27 x 28.8 cm (10-5/8 x
11-3/8 inches); (10) Ground Plan of "Fort Defiance."
27.6 x 36.3 cm (10-7/8 x 14-1/4 inches). Maps creased where
folded, a few short tears.
350. UNITED STATES. POST OFFICE. POSTMASTER
GENERAL. (James A. Farley). Post Route Map of Texas.
[Washington]: Post Office Department, 1938. Printed map on
2 sheets, each 128 x 84 cm (50-1/2 x 33-1/8 inches). Scale:
1 inch = 12 miles. Eastern sheet with legend; western sheet
with index of counties and 2 inset maps: Texas Pan
Handle and Dallas-Fort Worth Area. A few splits
Extremely large scale map of Texas showing all postal routes and post offices as of June 1, 1938. Postal frequency is indicated by the pattern and color of the route lines. Mail-carrying railroad lines are shown. A special marker of an airplane identifies air mail routes.
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