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165 Year Old Rare Texas Map Sells At Auction For $149K

Posted on 3/17/2014 by with 0 comments

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.


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