Landmark Maps of Texas features important depictions of the Lone Star State and the Americas from 1513 to 1904. 100 maps in their old color grace its pages and many of these specimens are extraordinary and rare. This is not just a picture book designed to sit on a coffee table but rather a book to be read and referenced. Landmark Maps of Texas features the story behind the original map and its owner and how Frank Holcomb brought this treasure to Texas. Provenance takes center stage and there is an emphasis on items from 1830–1850 when Texas became a Republic and later joined the United States. Another section in this book takes readers on a chronological trek that shows how our understanding of the lay of the land evolved over time. This is more than geography. This is history and the geographical canvas that it is painted upon.
If you live in Texas, have been to Texas, or might come to Texas, Landmark Maps of Texas brings the finest assembly of Lone Star State charts to the reading public.
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