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Description

Section of a larger map of Texas, which would almost certainly appear to be taken from Charles Pressler's Traveller's Map of the State of Texas, printed by the American Photo-Lithographic Company, New York (Osborne's Process).

A link to the Texas State Archives Copy of the Pressler Map can be found here: www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map1050.jpg .

The Pressler map consists of two sheets, joined top and bottom. Each section was likely printed with 4 lithographic stones, which were joined side by side. This would be the 2nd stone from the right, pre-dating the inclusion of the map title.

The map shows counties, cities, towns, forts, rivers, post offices, roads, and the locations of several Indian tribes. Includes an inset of "Northern Part of Texas". This map is a second revision of "Pressler's Map of the State of Texas" published by James Root & Company in 1858.

A native of Prussia, Charles Pressler studied cartography and surveyed in Weisensee before joining the Adelsverein and immigrating to Texas in 1846. Almost immediately he began work for Jacob De Cordova, leading his surveying expeditions and assisting him on his well-known 1849 map of Texas. In 1850 he began work with the General Land Office, a post he would hold for 49 years, only interrupted by his time spent in the Confederate engineering department during the Civil War. After the war, he returned to the General Land Office.