Texas State Archives Map Collection

Map of Country from Austin to El Paso
Date: 1849
Publisher: -- None Listed --
Cartographer: Brown, [Dr.] F.B.E., September 23, 1851
Scale: none given
Size: 21 cm x 37 cm
Type of Map: other
Format: black & white, engraved, lithographed, printed
Language: English
AC Number: 00143
Photo Media: -- None Listed --
File Size: 50.64 MB

Map of Country from Austin to El Paso Image:

Printed copy of a manuscript map which represents part of the route taken by Captain William W. Thompson's party which was bound for California. The route covered extended roughly from Fredricksburg to El Paso, down through parts of the Guadalupe Mountains. Part of the "Mexican Side" of the Rio Grande is covered. Shows rivers, mountainous areas, towns, forts, the San Saba mission, routes and trails, Indian tribes, and notes on the following: topography, location of minerals, exploration incidents, scenery, wild game, the quality and abundance of water, and the location of graves of people who died during the trip. Inset: "Profile of Elevation from Galveston to El Paso." More information about this trip can be obtained from the following articles: 1) "Texas Collection," by H. Bailey Carroll, in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, volumes XLVII, page 306 and XLVIII, pages 91-92. This map was published in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XLVII, opposite page 306. 6/2/82

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