Josiah Gregg's Landmark Map of the Southwest & Northern Texas
Fine example of Josiah Gregg's monumental map of Northern Texas & the Plains, from his monumental Commerce Of The Prairies, one of the classic accounts of the Transmississippi West and a cornerstone work for studies of the Santa Fe Trail.
Gregg originally moved to Santa Fe for matters of health, but soon became one of the region's foremost traders. His account is the principal source book relating to the Santa Fe Trail and trade, the Indians of the south plains and New Mexico and the Mexican period. Wheat calls the map of the Indian Territory, Northern Texas and New Mexico "a cartographic landmark... one of the most useful maps of this region at that day."