1890 El Paso, Mexican Gateway of
Western Texas - Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's
Ilustrated Newspaper. Images show downtown El Paso, the Smelting Works,
the Residence of Dr. Alexander, the wine cellar, Veridome Hotel, and
Courtyard. Fine condition.
16 x 10-1/2 in. $95
1903 Texas Oil Well Fire. Early photo of oil field fire at Sour Lake,
Texas. 13x9 in. $30
view, Presidio De Rio Grande. "Las Isletas- Falls of Presidio De Rio
Grande." A beautifully watercolored old steel engraving from the U.S./
Mexico Border Survey, 1858. Shows the shoreline of the great river with
indigenous cactus and other plants and island out in the river. Storm
clouds loom in the distance. Genuine antique print, 142 years
10.75x 8.5 in. $60
1890 Val Verde County, Texas - Hand
colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
showing the Court House and Opera House, the Ochre Mines, San Felipe
Springs. Showing Scenes in and about Del Rio. Fine condition.
16 x 10-1/2 in. $80
1874 Irrigation in Texas. Hand colored front page engraving from
Harper's. 11x16 in. $60
BORDER VIEWS - 1857. Two fine engravings, professionally watercolored,
generated by the U.S. & Mexican Boundary Survey, 1857. Views
Iron Monument No. 11. Top view near the edge of the Colorado Desert
looking east towards Monument No. 4. Lower view looking southwest
towards the Cordilleras of Lower California - an authentic
8-1/2" x 11-1/2" $40
1857 ANTIQUE RIO GRANDE VIEW - FRONTERA.
Fine old steel engraving, "Rio Grand - Near Frontera." Shows a bend in
the river at dusk, with deer coming out to drink at water's edge. Rocky
bluffs in the distance across the river. Antique print produced in 1857
from the U.S. & Mexican Boundary Survey.Matted.
14 x 12 in. $50
1858 Antique Texas view. "Comanche Camp on Shady
Creek." Litho from Railroad Survey. 11-1/2x8-1/2 in. $50
Texas Geological map. Color litho shows drainage of Black
By US Geological Survey. 11-1/2x14-1/2 in. $30
TEXAS - ANTIQUE VIEWS. Eleven engraved views, professionally
watercolored, from the German edition of Frank Leslie's, Sept. 1890.
Captions in German describe several scenes in this city near the Red
River in northern Texas. The reverse side has article in German on "Der
'Lone Star' Staat." A genuine antique print.
11" x 16" $50
After the Fire. This hand colored birds eye view shows the rubble of
buildings destroyed by the fire. This genuine antique print is from the
edition of Harper's Weekly.
11x16 in. $80
1876 Texas view. "The Indian War - Buying Cavalry Horses." Hand colored
engraving from Harper's. 16x11 in. $60
RED RIVER VIEW - FOREST FIRE. "Forest Fire on the Banks of the Red
River," drawn by W.A. Rogers, 1878. A professionally watercolored
engraving showing a barge and riverboat anchored on the river while
passengers watch the raging fire. Authentic
antique print - 122 years
11" x 16" $50
1874 Texas views. Four nicely hand colored engravings on one page
depicting "Scenes in Emigrant Life." Harper's. 11x16 in. $50
Texas Stagecoaches. "Staging in the Far West." Four hand colored
engravings on one page depicting stagecoach activities. Harper's.
Western Views. Interactions with buffalo and other hand colored
engraved scenes of the American West, with text from Harper's.
Wood engraving showing Matamoras Mexico Battle. U.S. troops attack
Government House. Four original engravings on one page depicting this
1866 battle. Harper's. 15-1/2x10-1/2 in. $30
Hand colored: $40
Red River view. Early immigrants make their way in an overcrowded boat
down the swollen Texas river. Hand colored wood engraving. 10-1/2x8-1/2
LAREDO TEXAS - 1877 VIEWS. Two expertly hand watercolored engravings.
Top view: "Laredo Texas-The Point of Concentration of
American Troops, on the Rio Grande, April 24th." Lower view: "The Town
of Nuevo Laredo, in Mexico, Menaced by General Ord, April 24th, from
the Opposite Bank of the Rio Grande." Authentic antique print reporting
on the Mexican-American War.
11" x 16" $50
Texas Views. Titled "Texas: The Land of Bounteous Plenty." Hand colored
views: Among the Long Leaf Pines, Hunting for Edible Turtles, In a
The Agave, and others.
14-1/2x11 in. $40
Texas Atlas. Uvalde quadrangle folio, published by U.S. Geological
County, West of San Antonio. 12
pages including three large color Topographic Historical
Geology Structural Section maps and much text. Each map measures:
18-1/2x21-1/2 in. $70
MAP - EL PASO RESERVOIR PLAN. This old map shows the Site of the El
Paso Reservoir in the Rio Grande Basin, with sketches of plans of the
Upper and Lower Dams, and a profile of the Upper Dam site. U.S. Corps.
of Engineers. 107 years old!
37" x 11-1/2" $45
Austin County Map - Based on General
Land Office 1895 issued by Bramletts in 1915. Shows land usage,
property owners, waterways. A lightly-tinted lithograph.
16 x 13-1/2 in. $150
Austin, Texas - Legilslature 1880 -
Rare early view of Texas State government, small view of State Capitol.
The accompanying article calls Austin "whitest and brightest of cities,
referencing to the marble buildings. Wood engraving featured in Frank
Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
16 x 11 in. $90
From Ft. Smith to the Rio Grande. Explorations and Surveys for a
Rail Road route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made
under the direction of Hon. Jefferson Davis. 1854.
Topographical Map. Showing parts of New Mexico, Texas,
Arkansas. Indian Nations are also shown (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaws,
Chickasaws.) Inset showing a Sketch of Rio Pecos at Anton Chico.
24 x 52 in. $800
Mexican War Cartoon.
Victorio, died near border. 1880 San Francisco
Illustrated Wasp "Semi-Tropical Impudence." An amused Uncle Sam leans
over border fence as the Mexican Government asks for money to help
defeat Victorio. Victorio pictured as a dead wild boar.
Chromolithograph Wasp Cover.
14 x 10 1/4 $150
Map of the Railroads in the United States in operation and progress.
1853 Ackerman Lith. Company NY. Showing the railroad names, routes,
roads in operation, projected, and in progress of the eastern part of
the United States. Inset showing maps of Florida and Texas. *All folds have been
40 x 42 in. $400
Map of Natalia, San Antonio Suburb - 1928
Medina County, Texas "Ittigated Farms" which shows schools, hotels,
streets, and lots. Published by the Office of Chief Engineer
printed in color.
27 x 17 in. $125
1857 Scarce Map Texas: "Carte Du Texas
pour les Missions Et Voyages de L'Abbe Em. Domenech. Journeys of the
First Catholic Priest in Texas (1846-52). Shows Apache and Comanche
land, rivers, Corpus Christi, Galveston, and other Texas towns. Very
19 x 15-1/2 in. $750
1852 Kiepert Map of Mexico, Texas und Californien.
Fine large format map which also includes Deseret (Utah Territory) and
New Mexico Territory. Insets of the Gold Region, Central America and
Mexico City. Hand colored steel engraved map.
Condition: Very good.
27-1/2 x 22 in. $2,500
U.S. Mexican War Forts, 1858 - Hand
colored lithographed map by Siebert and Kogge, Washington, D.C. depicts
"Lines of March" passed over by the Troops of the United States and the
Mexican War, showing the United States, Central America and the West
Indies. Details a line from New York to Havana to Panama then to San
Francisco. Lines include the National Road, marches up the Mississippi
River to St. Louis; and much travel, showing the forts, camps and
barracks in Texas; Forts include a march from Fort Yuma to Pimas,
Tucson and Fort Buchanan near the border.
Condition: Very good with slight folding creases. This map is
unusual and rare.
19 x 17-1/2 in. $350
Texas Cattle Trade. Color wood engravings show two scenes of the cattle
trade--guarding the herd and the night guard. Published in an 1874
issue of Harper's Weekly.
11x16 in. $60
1947 Color Texas map for Tourists,
a Highway and Reference Map Pubished by The Dallas Morning News for the
Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide. Inset top left of map shows
the Texas Panhandle. There is also an Index to the Points of Interest
in Texas on
bottom left of map.
25 x 20-1/2 in. $150
Views of Texas Natural Wealth. Six hand tinted photographic views on
one page, titled "The Diversified Wealth of Texas." Published in 1907
as an illustration to a book. Shows views of Texas mines,
quarries and farms.
11x16 in. $50
Soil Map: Central and West Texas. Interesting, color coded map of
central and western Texas, published in the 1931 Atlas of American
Agriculture. Colors indicate different soils throughout the region.
Also included are small inset photos of desert vegetation and a cotton
19x26 in. $50
1898 Rand, McNalley & Co.
Color Texas Railroads Map which also has inset of the Southern Portion
of Texas on bottom left. Key to all the railroads is on top left. Each
county in Texas is outlined in red.
27-1/2 x 20-1/2 in. $300
1886 Cowboys : Painting the Town Red by Zogbaumn. Hand
16 x 22 in. $250
Hunting Deer in Texas. Nicely hand colored engraving from Harper's
Weekly, titled "A Deer Drive in the Texas Cross-Timber." Men on horses
are shown riding through the woods, with their hunting dogs running
two deer ahead of them.
16x22 in. $300
Antique Texas Cattle, Cowboy Scenes. Hand colored, engraved scenes from
Harper's Weekly. Title is "The Texas Cattle
Trade." Cowboys are shown rounding up cattle, branding them, moving
them across the prairie and shipping them to Eastern markets. Wonderful
views of life on the range, from the golden age of
22 x 16 in. $350
Cowboys Fight Prairie Fire. Dramatic woodcut engraving from the July
17, 1886 issue of Harper's Weekly, titled "A Ranch in Danger: Cowboys
Fighting a Prairie Fire." Shows a group of cowboys racing for their
lives as the fire approaches. Excellent condition.
16x22 in. $200
Texas-The City of Dallas, Its Progress and its Prospects. This
beautiful hand colored engraving is from the 1888 Frank Leslie's
Illustrated Newspaper. It shows views of City Hall from 3 different
sides, the Alliance Exchange Building, 4 private residencies, the
corner of Commerce and Elm streets, Merchants' Exchange, Texas State
Fair Grounds, and the Dallas Club House. 22.5x16 in. $150
Waco & Vicinity. 1890. Shows scenes of : a
street in Waco, Lover's Leap on the Boskey River, an Artesian well,
Building of the Provident Savings Life Assurance Society of New
York. Wood engraving.
11x16 in. $50
Views of Waco, Texas. This hand colored engraving shows the Rotan Mann
building, the Federal Building, Sanger Brothers the residence of S.B.
Parrot and Baylor University. This rare print is from Frank Leslie's
German publication. 11x16 in. $80
1890 El Paso and Houston. This hand colored
shows 4 views of El Paso and 3 of Houston: El Paso city, a school
house, a railroad station, the Court House, a Hotel, a Synagogue, and
Buffalo Bayou. This rare print is from Frank Leslie's
11x16 in. $90
Views of Austin, Texas. This hand colored engraving shows views of the
Driskill Hotel, the Stuart Seminar, Ph. Hatzfald and Co., Texas State
University, St. Mary's Academy, Huftin White Lime Co.and St. Edwards
College. This rare print is from Frank Leslie's German publication.
11x16 in. $60
1849 Boundary of the Creek Country Surveyed under the direction of the
Cureau of Topographical Engineers. This rare, large map is also known
as the Abert Survey and runs from Fort Smith, Arkansas to the Texas
border through Cherokee, Choctaw and Creek Indian country. It shows the
roots of the Canadian and Arkansas River. This map is in excellent
condition. There is a small chip in top left corner that does not
38x26 in. $900
Greater Texas and Pan America Exposition, Dallas June 12 to October 31.
2 sided pamphlet. Shows expo from the air, and the midway
9x24 in. $30
Texas Hurricane: View in Galveston. Hand colored half-tone from The
Illustrated London News, dated September 22, 1900. Shows Galveston
Mainland Bridge, Galveston Bridge, City Hall, Surf View at Beach Hotel,
Masonic Temple, Ball High School, and an Old Plantation House.
hand colored wood engravings from the July 28, 1888 issue of Frank
Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Page is titled, Texas - Views in Paris,
One of the Representative Cities of the Lone Star State. Two small
images above are of, The Court House and A School Building. Larger
picture on bottom is captioned, Market Day - Scene on the Market
11x16 in. $60
Large Texas Map, 1888 - Original color lithographed map with 3 insets
-- corner with El Paso and the Panhandle. Published by Rand McNally.
Very good condition.
29 x 25 1/2 in. $325
Western Hemisphere with The Republic
of Texas, Tesdale, 1842 - A nicely engraved British hemispheric map
with original color shows the continents with a surprising amount of
detail including rivers, place names, Indian Tribes, and coastal
detail; locates Buenos Ayres, Mexico City, Santa Fe, Santa Barbara,
etc. Rarely seen in maps, the Independent Republic of Texas is depicted
and in North America, the United States is depicted with its western
boundary along the Rocky Mountains and in the Northwest. The border
with Canada is left open-ended with British coastal claims extending to
the Columbia River, relating England's position on the Fifty-Four Forty
dispute. The map extends to show the South Pacific Islands and New
Zealand. All of the important voyage routes of Capt. Cook and Clerke
are shown. Surrounded by a keyboard-style circular border.
Condition: Very Good, large globe with some foxing on edges
fold down middle.
size 14.5 x 14.5 image
The World on Mercator’s Projection, and Texas as a Republic, Harper
Brothers, 1847 - A large black and white engraved map of the world with
five detailed insets of Australia, India, Singapore and South Africa.
The map also shows Alaska as Russian Possesions, Northern Canada as
British Possessions and Texas as a Republic. Insets are: Canton River
(Macau & Hong Kong); Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania); River Hoogly
(Calcutta); Island and town of Singapore; Colony of Good Hope. Engraved
by Charles Copley New York. Condition: Good very small margins, a small
repair to right margin barely into image, multiple folds throughout.
Size 21.5 x 18.5 image $295
Rare Republic of Texas bond - Charles
DeMorse $500 1840 Republic of Texas Stock Certificate Signed. One sheet
with ten interest coupons, 10" x 7.5". Austin, June 15, 1840. DeMorse,
the Texas Stock Commissioner tasked with funding the republic's
mounting public debt, has signed this 10% stock certificate, which
includes several "X" cut cancellations and is decorated with vignettes.
The engraved certificate is issued to Edw. Hall, along with Wm. Bryan,
Consul of the Republic has endorsed the document. Engraved by the
Southern Bank Note Co. and Ednicott & Clark of New Orleans.
by Charles DeMorse - Future Confederate Officer. 1840 Republic of Texas
Mercury and Sailor.
10 x 8 in. $550
Texas as a
Republic. Bradford 1835. Color outline shows Comanche
Indians, West Texas has "Droves of Wild Cattle and Horses," and Land
9 3/4 x 11 3/8
Panoramic view of Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, April 9th, 1918.
Photograph by Fred A. Gildersleeve. Fold in the middle.
5 x 38 1/8 in. $60
Texas as a Republic “Amerique Septentrionale” by N. Lorrain (c.1840) –
Mexico extends North to Oregon Territory – East to Mississippi River.
10 ½ x 14 ½ in. $400
1867 Coast of Texas, U.S. Coast Survey. Galveston to Corpus Christi.
Shows Soundings, Copano Bay, Arkansas Bay, Mataorda Bay and West Bay.
Hand colored, lithograph.
22 3/4 x 35 in. $395
1860 Johnson's New Map of the State of Texas. Cities, towns, railroads,
stations, roads, creeks, rivers, and other topographical
details are also shown. Some Military Outposts and Indian information
is also highlighted.
Insets detail Sabine Lake (with depth
soundings), Galveston Bay (from the U.S.C.S.), and Plan of the Northern
Part of Texas.
Hand colored, lithograph.
18 x 25 in. $350
c.1886 Map of Texas. Published by the People's Publishing Co. Chicago,
IL. Outline colored by counties. Inset showing Northern Texas.
13 1/2 x 21 5/8 in. $80
Texas State Parks 1948. Pictorial Map by Don Obert for the Texas State
Park Board. Info & pictures on verso. Originally folded. Very
16 1/2 x 20 1/8 in. $80
Texas Centennial Celebration 1936 in Dallas. Coca Cola ad "The pause
that refreshes at the Texas Centennial." Saturday Evening Post June 20,
1936. Original ad in red mat. "Texas has forgotten nothing."
Image Size: 11 x 14 in.
Mat size: 13 1/8 x 16 1/8 in. $25
Amarillo Map c.1870s. Chamber of Commerce. 44 Key locations identified.
8 ½ x 13 7/8 in. $30
Rio Grande near Frontera (near El Paso) 1858. Hand colored lithograph
view from the important U.S. Mexican Boundary Survey in a handsome
Image Size: 11 ¼ x 8 ½ in.
Outside Mat: 15 15/16 x 13 15/16” $75
Dallas City Map c.1895. Grid pattern. Shows streets, railroads, parks.
Archivally mended tear in left margin leading 1" into map.
11 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. $40
Texas Siftings 1887 – 18 Issues in
Very rare weekly humor magazine. Vol. 8 # 1-8 by Alex Sweet &
Army Knox. Started in Austin Texas in 1881.
Each issue features a timely pictorial of social cartoons. Each issue
is 16pp of jokes, cartoons & humorous writings. Topics include
rare, prohibition Mormons, women, Buffalo Bill, Buffalo & ads.
Volume contains almost 300pp.
Original black cloth binding, Very good condition. Size: 15" x 11" x 1
Lopena Island / Padre Island. 1946 – Satillo Ranch. Orignally published in 1923, updated to 1946. Close up of coast by Laguna Madre. Interior Department – Geology Survey. **Top middle fold has been reinforced.
20 ¾ x 32 ¼ in. $40
Sabine Pass 1853. Louisiana-Texas border. Hand colored, lithograph map by U.S. Coast Survey. Very good condition.
10 3/8 x 12 5/8 in. $60
United States 1851 by Tallis. Western areas of Texas, Oklahoma,
Nebraska Territory all oddly configured. Beautiful engraved map by John
Tallis with vignettes of Buffalo hunting, Indians and Washington
Monument. Hand colored, steel engraving.
10 x 13 in. $395
1867 Engraved Map of the States of
Kansas and Texas and Indian Territory, with parts of the Territories of
Colorado and New Mexico. Published by the War Department Engineer
29 x 18 in. $150
c. 1846 North America New Six Penny
Map by D. Macdonald, Glasgow. This is an original, color engraved map.
Note: Interesting feature: This map details after Texas became
independent and before the California Revolution. Territory shown is
the Oregon Border and Russian America, Texas in the U.S. and California
Southwest still in Mexico.
18-1/2 x 15 in. $325
In Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas. This hand colored wood engraving is
from the May 3, 1890 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
It shows scenes of: Office of J. Duetschman, Broad Street, residence of
W.A. Kelsey, Union Depot, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Texarkana Ice Co., Water
Works, Kizer Lumber, Benefield Hotel, O.P. Taylor Real Estate, and
Huckins House. 11x16 in. $70
Pictures of San Antonio, Texas. Hand colored engraved images titled,
"San Antonio, Texas, Market in Military Plaza, The Alamo, Window 2nd
Mission, Doorway 2nd Mission, The Cathedral, 1st Mission-Conception and
Parade Ground," drawn by Harry Fenn from Harper's Weekly. Shows scenes
of different buildings and
landmarks in San Antonio, Texas.
11 x 16in.
Hand colored wood engraving titled, "Sketches in the Far West-Curing
Hides and Bones and Sketches in the Far West- Sugar Making in Texas,"
drawn by Frenzeny Tavernier from Harper's Weekly. 11 x 16in. $60
Hand colored engraved image titled, "A Drove of Cattle Crossing a
Stream," drawn by R. Ward from Harper's Weekly. Shows a dramatic scene
of cattle and cowboys crossing a stream.
11 x 16 in. $80
Brownsville. 1858 rare hand colored steel engraving from
Mexican Boundary Survey. Fine condition in a beautiful
11-1/4 x 8-1/2 in. $150
1845 Very Rare hand colored steel engraving titled, "Texans Paving the
Street at the Archbishop's Palace." Engraving shows the prisoners from
the Mier Expedition paving the road leading to Santa Anna's Suburban
estate, which is the former Archbishop's Palace.
9 x 5-1/2 in. $150
Galveston. Hand colored steel engraving. Image shows the dock at
people, homes and a small boat. c.1850
9-1/2 x 8 in. $100
James Polk. c.1860 Hand colored steel engraving. The Annexation of
9-1/2 x 6-1/2 in. $60
1861 Confederates in Texas. Hand colored wood engraving titled,
"Bivouac of Confederate Troops on the Las Moras, Texas, With Stolen
U.S. Wagons, Etc." Featured
in Harper's Weekly.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $80
1866 Houston and Galveston. Wood engraving in fine condition showing
four vignettes of Houston, The Strand in Galveston, and a Custom-House
16 x 11 in. $80
1861 Confederate Forts -- "Fort Davis, Texas, Head-Quarters of
Infantry," and Fort Wachita, Texas, and Fort Arbuckle, Texas
images. Hand colored, wood engraving.
16 x 11 in. $60
1888 Exciting Frederic Remington wood engraving titled, "Dragging A
Bull's Hide Over A Prairie Fire in Northern Texas." From
22 x 15-1/2 in. $300
Texas Map of the United States and Texas Boundary line &
Adjacent Territory. (Surveyed 1857-60) Published 1902. Dept. of
Interior. NW Boundary of Texas w/ Mexico, Colorado, & Kansas.
Very Detailed showing forts, explorer routes, Indian trails, etc.
39 1/2 x 26 1/2 $395