May 27, 2022

Video: Texas A&M Libraries Obtain Rare Map of Texas

From KBTX:

Texas A&M Libraries obtained a rare map of Texas made by Stephen F Austin himself. It is a first edition map of Texas made. According to researchers at Texas A&M, the map was printed in 1830 and is the first map of Texas printed in the United States, and the second map ever printed depicting the state.



Oh it was breathtaking,” says Anton Duplessis, when he first laid eyes on the map. Duplessis is Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas A&M Libraries. “It is incredibly detailed, it is in fantastic shape. The colors that illustrate the features and boundaries are really great.”

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