The Republic of Texas in 1841
Highly detailed map of the Republic of Texas, published in 1841.
Cheffins map of the Republic of Texas was one of two maps of the Republic included in Kennedy's important 1841 book, Texas: the Rise, Progress and Prospects of the Republic of Texas. This fascinating map appears to be drawn substantially from the 1836 Mitchell/Young map (New Map of Texas with the Contiguous American and Mexican States by J.H. Young, published by S. Augustus Mitchell).
The Mitchell Young map is well known for its detailed information on the land and land grants. These facts appear to have been picked up by Cheffins. The map lists all of the Empresario Grants as of 1836, along with the topographical details, roads, towns and other information supplied in the Mitchell-Young Map.
The Cheffins map rarely appears on the market.