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One of the Most Important Early Maps of Texas

David Burr's map of Texas, one of the two most important maps of Texas on the eve of its independence.

The map is of the utmost importance in the history of Texas, both as an early milestone in its development and as one of the earliest useful guide maps to the region. Of the 5 recorded states of the map (1833, 1834, 1835, 1845 and 1846), the 1833 is the rarest, with only a handful of copies known in American institutional collections. For example, the Libarry of Congress and most major Texas collections do not include this first state.

Of the 5 recorded states of the map, the 1833 is by far the rarest, with only a handful of copies known in American institutional collections. For example, the Libarry of Congress and most major Texas collections do not include this first state.   

Reference
Streeter, 1134, Bryan & Hanak 22. Contours of Discovery, p. 53: Crossroads of Empire - Amon Carter Museum exhibit June 12-July 26, 1981, p. 32 Martin & Martin.