Sale  945
Lot   250
[TEXAS]. Map of Bexar County, Texas. San Antonio and Austin: Samuel Maverick & John H. Traynham, 1889. 

Engraved map of Bexar County, visible area 560 x 444 mm, matted and framed (unexamined out of frame). (Archivally backed and conserved, creases from old folds, discoloration from old tape repairs verso, a few small separations or losses). Map surrounded by letterpress and engraved advertisements, a few with engraved vignettes. Provenance: Acquired Dorothy Sloan (11 December 2009, Sale 22, lot 332). 

FIRST EDITION, printed after an official map of the county issued by the General Land Office.  The surrounding advertisements are a rich source of local business information of the time. Traynham's own ad features prominently promoting his services as a map dealer and expert on Texas emigration. And early Lone Star Brewing ad ("Brewers of the Celebrated 'Pilsener') is placed top center, adjacent to an ad for the Alamo Ice Factory. EXCEEDINGLY RARE: we trace no other copies of this map in any institution or at sale. 

Property from the Collection of Dr. Brant Mittler
  • Estimate$1,500 - $2,500

Sold for $5,000

Sold prices are inclusive of Buyer’s Premium