Young, James Hamilton (1792- c.1864).
A New Map of Texas, with the contiguous American & Mexican States...
Engraved map with original hand color.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1835.
12" x 14 3/4" sheet.
FIRST ISSUE OF THIS CELEBRATED MITCHELL-YOUNG MAP, ISSUED ON THE EVE OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION and particularly important for the texts in three corners. While the map does not specifically proclaim Texas's succession, it nevertheless shows it to be a clearly defined and separate political entity, traversed by the improvements of the Anglo-Texan colonists. The Young & Mitchell map is one of the earliest and most important elements of the founding cartographic sequence of Texas and features a wealth of information that makes it one of the most detailed and compelling contemporary depictions of the 'Lone Star Republic'. (Day, Maps of Texas, p. 21; Graff 4791; Streeter, Texas 1178; Rumsey 5140 (1836 edition)).