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Genl. Austin’s Map of Texas with Parts of the Adjoining States, 1840

Stephen F. Austin, Genl Austin’s Map of Texas with Parts of the Adjoining States, Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1840, Map #93860, Holcomb Digital Map Collection, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.
Austin’s map describes several natural features, including level prairies and immense droves of wild horses.
[left] Roads link the various empresario colonies and Republic-era counties across Texas. [right] The city of Austin, established in 1839, makes its first appearance on Austin’s map.
Comparison of the 1833 map’s title block (left) and the 1840 edition (right).
Comparison of the 1833 map’s southern Texas border (left) and the 1840 edition’s (right) update.
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