Rare map of Texas, Upper California, Mexico, etc. from the first edition of David Burr's Universal Atlas. While the map bears the copyright date of 1832, Rumsey indicates that the atlas was not published until 1835. One of the earliest American maps to show Texas in its early Republic configuration, albeit a year prior to Independence. San Felippe de Austin, San Antonio, la Trinity, Nacadoches, Ft. del Altar, Espada, Lagunilla, Matagordia, and Brazoria all appear within the boundary of Texas. In California, the R. de los Martires is shown, an apochryphal river running from San Luis Rey in North San Diego County to Southern Utah, more or less parallel to the Rio Colorado. The mouth of the Gila is in the Gulf of California. The Missions of Upper California are shown. Akropolis or Little Rock is identified, as are Taos, Santa Fe and Paseo del Norte on the Rio Grande. Nice large inset of Guatemala or the United Provinces of Central America. Burr's map of Texas, first issued in 1833, is one of the seminal Texas maps. This map certainly draws from some of the same information. A nice copy, with refreshed coloring. No appearances in dealer catalogues since 1991.
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1836 David Hugh Burr