Fabulous map of the Republic of Texas, shown here extending to Wyoming in the North, the Rio Grande in the West and the Red River and Mississippi River in the West. Includes early Indian Territory regions, Forts, outlines for the early Texas counties, and important routes of explorers, including Long, Josiah Gregg, Pike, and Fremont, as well as early rouads and settlements. A very unique set of Independent borders, probably the only map to show this configuration. The map is based upon Emory's seminal 1844 map of Texas, the prime US Government mapping of Texas during its period as a Republic.
Joseph Meyer (1796-1856) was a German publisher who released Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, a German-language encyclopedia in print from 1839 to 1984. Meyer was born in Gotha and educated as a merchant in Frankfurt, an important city in the book trade. He traveled in London in 1816 and was back in German in 1820, where he began to invest in textiles and railways. He opened his publishing operation, Bibliographisches Institut, in 1826. His publications each had a serial number, a new innovation at the time. He was best known for his atlases and the Meyers Universum (1833-1861), which featured steel-engravings of the world. The Universum stretched to 17 volumes in 12 languages and was subscribed to by 80,000 people all over Europe. Thanks to his publishing success, Meyer moved the Institut from Gotha to Hildburghausen in 1828. Meyer died in the latter city in 1856.