Nicholas Doran Maillard, A New Map of Texas, New York: Day & Haghe, 1841, Map #93862, Frank and Carol Holcomb Map Collection, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.

A New Map of Texas, 1841

Detail of the title block.

This extremely rare map can be found in the book, The History of the Republic of Texas, from the Discovery of the Country to the Present, and the Cause of Her Separation from Mexico, by N.D. Maillard.

There are only three known copies of this map in the world.

Detail defining the various boundaries on Maillard’s map.

Day & Haghe, “Lithographers to the Queen,” show all known historical political, conventional and natural boundaries of Texas.

Boundaries included are the political boundary of Texas under the Spanish, in green; the political boundary of Texas under Mexico, in blue, and the territory that is “absolutely in possession of the Texians,” in red.

Detail of the area of Texas that is absolutely in control of the Texians

“Absolutely in possession,” however, doesn’t necessarily reflect control of the territory as the map also locates many Native American cultures, including the Comanche, Caddo, Lepan, Shawnee, Creek, and Kickapoo within the areas of Texian possession.

A reproduction of this map can be purchased on the GLO website.

This map is part of the Frank and Carol Holcomb Map Collection.