Title block, James Monk, New Map of that portion of North America…, Baltimore, MD: A. Hoen & Co., 1854, Map #93968, Map Collection, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.

One Man’s Junk is the GLO’s Treasure: Conserving a Donated Map

The map depicts Texas in its early years of statehood, with much of the settlement still concentrated in east and central Texas, and the locations of Native American tribes in West Texas and the Panhandle.
An inset of the world displays several trans-oceanic trade routes. Found in the lower left corner of the map, this inset also provides a look at a portion of the map’s ornate border that was restored to its former beauty.
Cuba, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands are shown here, with a ship representing the trade route from Havanna [sic] to Chagres, Panama — a distance of 1,040 miles.
Before conservation (left), the map was in rough shape. After conservation (right), the map was stabilized and in much better condition.

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