Emory’s Rare 1844 Map
The annexation of Texas by the United States was a dominant
issue of the presidential campaign of 1844. This map, drawn by an engineer
in the U.S. Army, was the first to accurately depict all of Texas, including
many towns and rivers. As recognized by a major foreign power, this map
not only reflected history but helped shape it.
This map is very detailed including population statistics for
the chief towns of the Republic of Texas. Austin is listed with
a population of 200.
The following important notation is included
on the left side of the map: The present Boundaries of Texas
are defined by an ACT of the Texian Congress, approved December
19th 1836, to be as follows - “Beginning at the mouth
of the Rio Grande; thence up the principal stream of said River
to its source, thence due North to the 42 degree North Latitude;
thence along the Boundary Line as defined in the Treaty between
the United States and Spain, to the beginning."
$225 framed, approximately 40 1/2" x 30"
$45 unframed, approximately 30 3/4" x 20"