Map of the State of Texas, by James Hamilton Young, engraved by J.L. Hazard, published in A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS, Charles Desilver, Philadelphia, 1856. Steel plate engraving with hand coloring depicting the territory of Texas, center, and the surrounding areas including Mexico, lower left, and the Indian Territory, Arkansas, and Louisiana, top right. Cities and towns, including Austin and Houston, railroads, bodies of water, counties, and other points of interest including Apache, Comanchees, and Lippan lands, important battlefields in both the Texas Revolution and the Mexican-American War, are labelled. Inset maps of Northern Texas and Map of Galveston Bay, top and lower left. List of railroads, title, and scale of miles, lower right. Explanation and population tables listed by race, center left. Map surrounded by scale notations and a decorative border. Photocopy of the atlas cover, en verso. Encapsulated (not laminated) in a plastic archival sleeve. Sheet – 13 3/4" H x 16 3/4" W. Sleeve – 14 1/2" H x 17 5/8" W. Mid 19th century. CONDITION: Light toning/acid burn, few minute foxing spots visible en verso. David Lloyd Swift label indicates that the map was professionally deacidified on March 14, 1989.
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