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HISTORICAL MAPS OF THE TEXAS COASTLINE
1822 U.S. Atlas

text around the map. Both the Colorado and Brazos Rivers are accurately depicted as well as Galveston Bay and Matagorda Bay, with a notation that nearby Matagorda was the location of LaSalle's settlement (but incorrectly dated 1683).

In its framing commentary it also describes something familiar to everyone who lives on the Texas Gulf Coast: "In the low plains on both coasts the heat is very oppressive, and the climate unhealthy to Europeans..." The Atlas's cover was finely bound in half leather tan paper covered boards with "American Atlas 1822" stamped in gilt along the spine.

Stephen F. Austin began bringing colonists into Texas in 1823 for his settlement located inland from Quintana along the Brazos River. An 1822 map that was part of a U.S.-designed book entitled A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas featured a more accurate representation of the Texas coastline. Authored by Alexander von Humboldt, the book was printed in Philadelphia in 1822 by H.C. Carey and I. Lea. This was the first American atlas that displayed explanatory

FREEPORT LNG REPORT FROM QUINTANA ISLAND