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1756/1791: Map of Louisiana

Cartography:
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville

The original map by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville was published in 1756. It clearly identifies the location of Los Adaes … See more Map of Louisiana

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1809: Bahia de Galvez-Towm

Cartography:
Jose de Evia

Spanish naval chart, and the first map devoted specifically to Galveston Bay.  It is based on Jose de Evia’s 1783-86 … See more Bahia de Galvez-Towm

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1822: United States of America

Cartography:
John Melish

This is the first map in the collection at the Museum of the Big Bend to show Texas as a … See more United States of America

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1835: Texas

Cartography:
Ruth Taylor

Published in the Atlas “Gay Geography” by  her brother Frank Taylor, this map of Texas by Ruth Taylor was designed, … See more Texas

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1837: Mexico & Texas

Cartography:
John Milton Niles

This 1837 map shows the Republic of Texas extending all the way to the Rio Grande and north to the … See more Mexico & Texas

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1839: Map of Texas

Cartography:
Richard A. Hunt

This map was published in 1839 by Richard A. Hunt and Jesse F. Randel in the first travel guide to … See more Map of Texas