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    Maps and Plans Database - Pre-1900

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    Year Title Description Creator
    1513 Tabula Terre Nove  Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. Martin Walseemueller
    1544 De Soto Map, circa 1544 Photocopy from "Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States."  Unknown 
    1570 America Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Description Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association.  Abraham Ortelius
    1650 Amerique Septentrionale Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. Nicolas Sanson d 'Abbeville
    1681 A Map of some of the South and East bounds Pennsylvania in America, being partly inhabited First map of Pennsylvania under William Penn, 1681. Reproduction by Albert Cook Myers
    1684 Philadelphia as William Penn Knew It: 1684 Commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the first arrival, October 24, 1682, of William Penn in America, 1682-1932. William Wilson Pollock.  Alvin Cook Myers, collaborator
    1705 Les Costes Aux Environs de la Riviere de Mississippi Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association.
    Nicolas de Fer
    1718 Carte de la Louisiane et de cours de Mississippi Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. Guillaume Delisle
    1718 Nuevo Mapa Geografico de la America Septentrionale Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association.  Jose Antonio de Alzate Ramirez
    1718 Delisle Map, 1718 Photocopy from "Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States" showing Native American settlements in French Louisiana. Unknown 
    1737 A map of the Northern Neck in Virginia Drawn in 1737. Engraved in 1745. Copy of original. William Mayo  W. H. Toms, engraver
    1750 Pennsylvania, Nova-Casarea, Novi-Eboraci, Aquanishuoniga et Canada (Evans' Map of the Middle Atlantic Region) Copy of map drawn for Peter Kalm in 1750. Ludovico Evans
    1775 The Western Coast of Louisiana and the Coast of New Leon Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. Thomas Jefferys
    1775 A map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia Containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.  Two copies from Library of Congress. See related: negative copies. Do not copy - reference use only. Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson
    1775 A map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia Containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.  One enlarged negative on two sheets, from National Archives. Do not copy - reference use only. Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson
    1777 Caroline septentrionale et Meridionale en 4 Feuilles Photocopy of French map of East coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Originally printed in Paris, 1777.  Split onto two sheets, duplicate of second page. Chaz Le Rouge, geographer to the king
    1787 A map of That Part of Bucks' County (Map of the Indian Walking Purchase, 1737) Map of Indian Walking Purchase, showing upper part of Bucks County and part of West New Jersey. Lewis Evans
    1794 French Explorations in the West 1673-1743  Photocopy from "Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States." Has a legend of explorations and dates. Unknown 
    1810 A map of New Spain Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. Alexander von Humboldt
    1816 Map of the United States  Showing British and Spanish possessions. Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association.  John Melish
    1822 Mapa Geografico de la Privincia de Texas Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. Stephen Fuller Austin
    1830 Map of Texas Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. Stephen Fuller Austin
    1833 Texas Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. David H. Burr
    1833 Connected Map of Austin's Colony   Commenced by S.F. Austin, Completed by J.F. Perry, Projected by John, P., Thomas, H. and Gailborden
    1836 New Map of Texas with the Contiguous American and Mexican States Copy of one map on two sheets. J.H. Young
    1838 Texas Copy from UTA Special Collections. G.W. Boynton, engraver
    1838 Texas Shows different colonies created from Austin's Colony. Copy from UTA Special Collections. G.W. Boynton, engraver
    1840 Tarrant County In the Early Days, 1840-1896 Cartoon map showing Tarrant County and artists' rendition of key historic places and events. The Fort Worth Press; Artist: Powell
    1840 The Comanche Country and Adjacent Territory, 1840 Shows Southwestern U.S.:  Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Arthur H. Clark Co.
    1840 General Austin's Map of Texas Reproduction of historic map of East Texas. H.S. Tanner
    1841 Map of Texas Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association.  John Arrowsmith
    1842 Central America. II Including Texas, California and the Northern States of Mexico. Reproduction Chapman and Hall
    1844 Map of Texas and the Countries Adjacent Reproduction Bureau of the Corps of Topographical Engineers
    1845 Federal Forts in Texas, 1845-1881 Shows boundaries of current-day Texas with major river systems and general locations of Texas forts. Unknown
    1845 Principal Communities and Roads in Settled Area of Republic of Texas, 1845 Based on a map by Richard S. Hunt and Jesse F. Randel. Unknown
    1845 Geological Map of South Carolina, 1845 Legend showing the different geology of the state and where economically desirable deposits are located. M. Tuomey, state geologist
    1846 Number 13 Map of the State of Texas Reproduction of map of Texas engraved to illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography. S. Augustus Mitchell 
    1847 Map of Texas  Copy of map entitled "Map of Texas From the Most Recent Authorities" from UTA Special Collections. C.S. Williams
    1847 Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Mexico Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. John Disturnell
    1849 Map of the State of Texas Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. Jacob DeCordova
    1851 Tarrant County Sketch File One Sketch on Trinity River. J.P. Philpott
    1851 Map of Town of Birdsville and Letter Letter from John A. Hust with hand-drawn map of Birdville ("Birdsville"). John A. Hust
    1852 Survey Map of Peters Colony Photocopy of map in rough condition with pieces missing. Second sheet numbered "K-5-23a". Texas Emigration and Land Company
    1852 Survey Map of Peters Colony Photocopy of a very dark map in rough condition. First sheet numbered "K-5-23b." Handwritten transcription on third page. Unknown
    1852 Tarrant County, Peters Colony, 1852 Reproduction from UTA Special Collections. Unknown
    1852 Map of the Surveyed Part of Peters Colony, Texas Reproduced from Texas General Land Office. "K-5-23a." Milne and Bruder, lithographers
    1852 Map of the Surveyed Part of Peters Colony, Texas Reproduced from Texas General Land Office. "K-5-23a." Milne and Bruder, lithographers
    1852 Map of the Surveyed Part of Peters Colony, Texas Reproduced from Texas General Land Office. Milne and Bruder, lithographers
    1853 Rough plan of Fort Worth, Texas On back: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Photograph Collection Special Collections Division (UTA). Copied from National Archives. Lt. Col. W. G. Freeman
    1856 Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land owners and rivers. Texas General Land Office
    1856 First Trail Stage to Connect with Fort Worth, July 18, 1856 Photocopy from book. Legend showing different stage lines. Robert Charles King
    1857 Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land ownership. Taped on back: "Tarrant County Sketch File 34, Filed December 4, 1984." Charles C. Lacy, District Surveyor of Denton County
    1861 Tarrant County, Texas Copy of survey in bad condition with many portions missing.  Shows land ownership. Texas General Land Office
    1864 Map of the Shenandoah and Upper Potomac Including Portions of Virginia and Maryland 1864 topographic map. For reference use only. First Lieutenant John R. Meigs, U. S. Engineers, Chief Engineer
    1867 Map of Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land owners with handwritten transcription of memorandum describing the survey. Texas General Land Office
    1873 Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land owners, very detailed. Texas General Land Office; Drawn by A.L. Lucas
    1873 Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land ownership. Missing pieces and faded in spots, especially Southwest Tarrant County. "No. 1" handwritten on second sheet. Texas General Land Office
    1873 Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land ownership. Missing pieces and faded in spots, especially South and Southeast Tarrant County. "No. 2" handwritten on second sheet. Texas General Land Office
    1873 Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land ownership, copied from map in good shape and whole. Texas General Land Office
    1873 Jennings Land Donation to the City of Hyde Park Copy of map plan document used in 1980 lawsuit, evidence 15-A Plaintiff, Bewley vs. City of Fort Worth.  
    1873 Map of Oxford, Milam County, Texas Shows development of city with layout of streets and lots. Texas Land and Colonization Company
    1876 Gray's New Map of Texas and the Indian Territory, 1876 Reproduction of map of Texas with details of river systems of Texas, Austin, Galveston, Matagorda Bay and hypsometric sketch Unknown
    1876 County Map of the State of Texas   W.H. Gamble
    1876 Map of South Texas Map of Southern portion of Texas showing settlement trails. Difficult to read. Rand McNally and Company
    1877 Fort Worth Map Reduced photocopy of map showing historic Fort Worth grid, including Ward One, Ward two and Ward Three. Unknown
    1878 Pocket Map of the State of Texas Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association.  Charles W. Pressler and A. B. Langermann
    1879 County and Territory Map of Texas Showing N.D. Thompson Publishers and Company out of St. Louis, Missouri.  Showing counties, topography and major cities and towns and Indian Territory North of the Red River, border shows longitude and latitude. Rand McNally and Company
    1879 Pocket Map of the State of Texas, 1879 Reproduction from UTA Special Collections Charles W. Pressler and A. B. Langermann, Austin, Texas
    1881 The Open Range of 65 Northwest Texas Counties Brands marked in red. Railroads in blue. Bernard Buie
    1883 Tarrant County, Texas Two copies of map across 12 sheets. Texas General Land Office
    1885 Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land owners, very detailed. Reduced copy of larger map in same drawer. Texas General Land Office
    1885 Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land owners, central portion of map copied from larger map, incomplete at margins. Texas General Land Office
    1885 Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land owners, very detailed. Full-size map; reduced copy in same drawer. Texas General Land Office
    1885 Extracts of Sanborn Firemap Covering Fort Worth Courthouse Area Insurance maps that showed the use of buildings for insurance purposes.  Area South and West of courthouse. Sanborn Map Company
    1886 Fort Worth, Texas: "The Queen of the Prairies" Artist rendering of perspective map of downtown Fort Worth with drawings of buildings along border. Select resident homes and landmarks marked. Norris, Welge and Company
    1886 Fort Worth, Texas, in 1886 Artist rendering of perspective map of downtown Fort Worth. Unknown
    1887 Gazette Map of The City of Fort Worth, Texas Street map of downtown Fort Worth with inset map of railroad outlets, notable buildings and regions marked and teacher count per school.  Democrat Publishing Company
    1889 Fort Worth Sheet Topographic map showing Tarrant County area with railroads, rivers and Camp Bowie marked. United States Geological Survey
    1889 Dixie Wagon Manufacturing Company's Addition to Fort Worth, Texas Copy of map, showing North is Eva Street, East is Claude Avenue, South is St. Louis, Atchinson and Topeka Railroad, West is Denton Avenue.  Filed for record on March 5, 1890. Unknown
    1890 Plat Map of Mansfield, Texas   J. J. Goodfellow
    1890 Plats of Mistletoe Heights Addition, Fort Worth and Declaration of Use Subdivision of the E. S. Harris 640 acre survey, Tarrant County situated about one and a half miles Southwest of the county courthouse square, sheet Number 38. Sheet 38A is the legal description and dedication of the property for Mistletoe Heights, dedicated by Harvey C. Laurie, filed May 1, 1890, dedicated in Colorado.  Sheet Three: A revision of a portion of Mistletoe Heights, 1911, 1"=200', by Brooks Baker, made the lots larger from the original plat. Unknown; Brookes Baker
    1890 Abilene Sheet   USGS
    1890 Abilene Sheet   USGS
    1890 W. A. Archer's Addition, Corrected Map of  Copy of Plat Map, "volume 63," recorded on January 3, 1891, development bounded on the North by the Fort Worth and BC Railroad and St. Louis Railroad.  East boundary Denton Avenue, South is Birdville Street, West is Decator Wagon Road. I. C. Terry
    1891 Perspective Map of Fort Worth, Texas Artist rendering of perspective map of downtown Fort Worth with a drawing of Hurley Office Building inset in bottom left corner. Reproduced from a lithograph in the Amon Carter Museum. American Publishing Company
    1891 Perspective Map of Fort Worth, Texas Artist rendering of perspective map of downtown Fort Worth with a drawing of Hurley Office Building (New England Bank and Trust) inset in bottom left corner. American Publishing Company
    1892 Map of Fort Worth, Texas Street map of downtown Fort Worth including Trinity River, Stockyards and railroads. Reproduced 2003. Rand McNally and Company
    1892 Map of Fort Worth, Texas Photocopy from book, page 147. Rand McNally and Company
    1893 Jasper, Alabama  August 1893 Edition. United States Geological Survey
    1893 Charles D. Rowland Attorney and Counselor at Law License, State of Texas   Commissioners Court of Tarrant County
    1894 Map of the Village of Azle Township plat map, shows downtown with all of the lots surveyed.   Goodfellow and Williams
    1895 Sam Street's Map of Tarrant County Reproduction of original map. Shows land ownership, streets and railroads. Texas Map Publishing Company
    1895 Economic Geology, McMinnville, Tennessee Surveyed in 1890-1891 and 1894.  September 1895 Edition. United States Geological Survey
    1895 Hall's Original County Map of Georgia Shows counties and the dates they became counties as well as the townships and major settlements in Georgia.  Has legend of what they call "headright counties"--original county, history behind it and the date and "land lot" counties. Hall Brothers
    1896 Plat Map of Saginaw, Texas   J. J. Goodfellow
    1896 Plat of the Town of Atrisco Grant in New Mexico Surveyed 1896. George H. Pradt, United States Department of Surveying
    1896 Saginaw, Tarrant County, Texas Copy of plat map. J. J. Goodfellow
    1899 Sam Houston Normal Institute Teacher’s First Grade Certificate Sam Houston Normal Institute Teacher’s First Grade Certificate for W. M. Trimble. Sam Houston Normal Institute
    1600s, circa The Bar and Harbour of Charlestown Photocopy of map most likely from England, circa mid- to late-1600s. Unknown
    1600s, circa The Harbour of Port Royal Photocopy of map most likely from England, circa mid- to late-1600s. Unknown
    1690, circa Route of de Leon's last exploration in Texas Reproduction of hand-drawn map of de Leon's map of Texas exploration of 1690, mostly showing rivers and streams. Alonso de Leon
    1700s, circa Chart of the Gulf Stream Includes remarks upon the navigation from Newfoundland to New York, in order to avoid the Gulf Stream, written by Benjamin Franklin. James Poupard
    1700s, circa Surrey Photocopy of map in England of area South of London. Lewis's Topographic Dictionary
    1870s, circa Tarrant County, Texas Survey showing land ownership with unsold lands of the Texas and Pacific Railroad Company colored in yellow. August Gast and Company
    1880s Historic Maps of the Trinity River Project Set of maps donated by North Fort Worth Historical Society. Compiled and Reprinted by Electric Books Collection
    1880s, circa Street Map of Fort Worth, Texas Map of downtown Fort Worth showing first, second and third ward. Fort Worth and Tarrant County Abstract Company
    1880s, circa Street Map of Fort Worth, Texas Map of downtown Fort Worth showing wards and additions. Slight variations among two copies. A. D. McSweeney, civil engineer
    1880s, circa Plot of Smithfield Partition Deed Recorded in Book 57, Page 233. Unknown
    1885, circa Gray's New Map of Fort Worth, Texas Map of Fort Worth including plats and streets, undated but crated after 1885.  
    1890, before Old Keller Hand-drawn map of Old Keller in Miscellaneous files of the Lyda White Collection.  Two copies, one is annotated in pencil. Attached is printed email about the map. Unknown
    1890, circa Map of Tarrant County, Texas Lines indicate rings radiating out from central Fort Worth. Shows land owners, town names and railroads. Huffman and Co.
    1890, circa Railroad and County Map of Texas Reproduced by Texas State Historical Association. A. A. Grant
    1890s Kennedale, Texas Predominantly shows Jacob Prickett Survey.  Main features are Fort Worth and New Orleans Railroad, Van Zandt Brickyard, intersection of Main and Broadway. George M. Williams, surveyor of Tarrant County
    19th Century, circa Map of Texas Shows land grants in Texas prior to statehood. Photograph of very old map.  Shows adjacent properties in Lousiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Indian Territory and Mexico. Very dark copy. Published by Augustus Mitchell