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1844 Sidney Morse & Samuel Breese
$750.00
Stock# 17578
Description

Scarce map of the Republic of Texas, extending west to the Presidio Rio Grande and the Rio Colorado and its tributaries. Shows early land grants and counties, towns, roads, forts, rivers and other details.

Morse & Breese's North American Atlas was a landmark in American Cartography, being the first atlas to employ the cerographic printing process, which would revolutionize the map trade. The Morse family and this process are the subject of David Woodward's The All American Map. The maps were first printed in a series of inserts which appeared in the New York Post, and then later as a separate atlas.

An essential map for American Map collectors, illustrating an important change in the history of printed maps and the only truly American cartographic publishing innovation.