Texas Maps

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One of the best map collections is at the Texas State Library. A bibliography of over 2,000 maps in this collection is James M. Day, Maps of Texas, 1527-1900: The Map Collection of the Texas State Archives. Austin, Texas: Pemberton Press, 1964. (Family History Library book 976.4 A3d.) Other good collections of maps of Texas are available at:

University of Texas at Austin
Perry-Castaneda Library
Austin, TX 78712-7330
Telephone: 512-495-4350
Fax: 512-495-4283
Internet: http://www.utexas.edu/

University of Texas at El Paso Library
Documents and Maps
El Paso, TX 79968-0582
Telephone: 915-747-5683
Fax: 915-747-5327
Internet: http://libraryweb.utep.edu/

Southern Methodist University
Central University Libraries
Dallas, TX 75275-0135
Telephone: 214-768-2401
Fax: 214-768-1842
Internet: http://www.smu.edu/

The Family History Library has several maps and the following atlases:

Martin, James C., and Robert S. Martin. Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1984. (Family History Library book Q 976.4 E7m.) This includes histories of the area and of the maps.

Pool, William C. A Historical Atlas of Texas. Austin, Texas: Encino Press, 1975. (Family History Library book 976.4 E3p.) This includes maps of Texas during the frontier era, Indian territories, and travel routes.

Web Sites

Texas State Library and Archives -- http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/

Texas General Land Office, Archives and Records, map collection -- http://wwwdb.glo.state.tx.us/central/arcmaps/ArcMapsLookup.cfm and Instructions

Printable maps are also available from the National Atlas of the United States -- http://nationalatlas.gov/printable.html