One of the first known maps of Texas and the Gulf Coast
This map is a chart of the western Gulf of Mexico based on Spanish explorations showing the early Texas coastline drawn by Dutch cartographer, mathematician and writer Claes Janszoon Vooght.
Includes one of the first notations of the location of the towns of Quintana and Velasco
Claude Bernou's Carte de l'Amerique septentrionale was the product of French competition for influence along the Gulf Coast
This map by Thomas Jeffreys is the only 18th century map to focus on the Texas Coast.
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The Navigation map above is based on
The Texas Centennial Map, 1936.
The map was designed for the Centennial Exposition held at Fair Park in Dallas, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Texas's independence from Mexico in 1836. It was originally published by Montgomery Ward Co., Inc.