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1841 - Rustic Framed Old Texas Map - Arrowsmith's Map

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Ultra high quality - high definition map.  Beautiful Frame.  Perfect for any room or office.

Spectacular Map of Early Texas!  Beautiful detail and historically important depictions. 

By the time the new Republic of Texas emerged in 1836, Great Britain had become the leading center of commerce and industry, with London developing as the primary center for map production. One of the most famous London map makers, Aaron Arrowsmith, set high standards in his scientific approaches in map making. After his death in 1823, he was ultimately succeeded in the trade by his nephew, John Arrowsmith, who had studied and worked under him. Beginning in 1834, John Arrowsmith continued the tradition of excellence established by his uncle, issuing some of the finest cartographic productions of this time.

In 1841 Arrowsmith issued his now famous London Atlas, which contained a new map of the Republic of Texas. Its up-to-date information included an accurate depiction of boundaries and river system and the latest developments in its political divisions.... Arrowsmith’s map was probably the first to show the full extent of Texas’s claim to the region of the upper Rio Grande, an area included within Texas’s boundaries until the Compromise of 1850 [emphasis added]. It was issued with two insets, one showing the geographical relationship of Mexico, Texas, and the United States, and another inset showing Galveston Bay, with soundings illustrating for the traveler the best route to the new city of Houston. The popularity and general acceptance of the map has been documented by the fact that many map makers copied liberally from Arrowsmith’s map, including some of its errors. For example, a number of later maps continued Arrowsmith’s statement printed in the western, arid region of Texas that “this tract of Country explored by LeGrande in 1833 is naturally fertile well wooded, & with a fair proportion of water.” As one of the earliest maps to contain information for the General Land Office of Texas, the map located Indian tribes, major roadways, and included editorial comments for the benefit of the future traveler to Texas, such as “excellent land,” “valuable land,” “rich land,” and “delightful country.”