In 1845 the Republic of Texas bisected the westward expansion of the fledgling United States covering a vast range of territory from Mexico to Wyoming. This beautiful map, commissioned in 1986 to commemorate the Texas Sesquicentennial and drawn by artist and master cartographer John Davis, depicts Texas nationhood like no other. Featuring the original 36 counties of the Republic, 78 Spanish land grants along the Rio Grande (present day New Mexico) and the most accurate study published of the Santa Fe Trail (across the Great Plains from St. Louis to Santa Fe), this is a wonderful historical resource and a genuine work of art. Printed on sturdy, art-gallery stock, it is especially suitable for framing.
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