165 Year Old Rare Texas Map Sells At Auction For $149K
A 165-year-old map of Texas was auctioned off for a whopping $149,000 Saturday at a Dallas auction.
The map is one of few first official maps of Texas made in 1849, bringing a significant historical value to the piece.
The historical piece was auctioned off at Heritage Auctions’ Texana Signature Auction. It was brought in by a retired architect from Birmingham, Ala., who said the map was passed down to him.
The map is hand signed by its maker, a Jewish settler named Jacob De Cordova. It was first issued by the Texas General Land Office, measuring 32″ by 35 1/4″ with hand-colored outlining of the state. West Texas is almost entirely absent, and only a portion of the Panhandle is shown as settled.