Gotha, Germany: Justus Perthes, 1881. Flat. Extract from Stieler's Hand. Atlas. Shows states west of the Mississippi River - major portions of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and all of the Indian Territory. Measures 19 x 15 inches. Boundaries outlined in blue. VERY GOOD+. Item #11055
One of the most detailed maps of Texas for this period I have seen, with roads, streams, springs, lakes, rivers, settlements, mt. peaks, elevations, forts, camps, routes such as Pope 1854, Michler 1853, Emory 1852, Hartz 1856, Johnston 1849, Smith 1849, San Carlos Trail, Connelly, Bryan 1849, Marcy 1849, mail routes and stations to name just a few in West Texas. Texas portion of this map shows all but the farthest area west of Pilares and southern portion below Brazoria and Monclova on the west. Wilhelm Perthes engaged the collaboration of the most eminent German geographers of the time, including Heinrich Berghaus, Christian Gottlieb Reichard, Karl Spruler and Emil von Sydow. The business passed to his son Bernard Wilhelm Perthes (1821-1857). In 1863 the firm first issued the Almanach de Gotha, a statistical, Historical and genealogical Annual (in French) of the various countries of the world.