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Remarkable early plat map of Matagorda, Texas, 1838

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Remarkable early plat map of Matagorda, Texas, 1838
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FISHER, Samuel Rhoads (1794-1839), after Elias Wightman.
Survey of the Town of Matagorda, Texas and Environs - Third oldest town in Texas.
Manuscript map in pen and ink with colors.
c. 1838.
38" x 24" sheet.

An important original manuscript city plan of Matagorda, Texas made during the Republic, its most interesting historic period; almost certainly drawn by Elias Wightman, with certification in the hand of S. Rhodes Fisher.

The map provides significant detail, including streets, town lots, and public buildings and spaces. Lots are numbered, and color coded, with larger tracts identified by owner. The map includes a lengthy certification in the hand of S. Rhoads Fisher (based upon comparison to a similar plat map dated 1835 and offered at Dorothy Sloan in 2009. As with that example, this was most certainly drawn by Elias Wightman, a Surveyor whom Steven F. Austin had brought to Texas in 1827 and who had originally laid out the Town of Matagorda in 1828.
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Remarkable early plat map of Matagorda, Texas, 1838

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Jan 29, 2022
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0153: Remarkable early plat map of Matagorda, Texas, 1838

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Est. $30,000 - $50,000Starting Price $20,000
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FISHER, Samuel Rhoads (1794-1839), after Elias Wightman.
Survey of the Town of Matagorda, Texas and Environs - Third oldest town in Texas.
Manuscript map in pen and ink with colors.
c. 1838.
38" x 24" sheet.

An important original manuscript city plan of Matagorda, Texas made during the Republic, its most interesting historic period; almost certainly drawn by Elias Wightman, with certification in the hand of S. Rhodes Fisher.

The map provides significant detail, including streets, town lots, and public buildings and spaces. Lots are numbered, and color coded, with larger tracts identified by owner. The map includes a lengthy certification in the hand of S. Rhoads Fisher (based upon comparison to a similar plat map dated 1835 and offered at Dorothy Sloan in 2009. As with that example, this was most certainly drawn by Elias Wightman, a Surveyor whom Steven F. Austin had brought to Texas in 1827 and who had originally laid out the Town of Matagorda in 1828.

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