In 1846 when this historic Texas reproduction map was published by S.A. Mitchell, Sr. the boundaries of the state were still unsettled. The "stovepipe" extension reaching to the 42nd parallel is shown and the boundaries around El Paso in far west Texas are still unresolved and would be until 1850. The area west of Dallas and Fort Worth was almost entirely wild and the llano Estacado atop the Caprock was largely unknown territory. This early map also shows Indian Territory which had been formed in the 1830's as well as Taos and Santa Fe which had been claimed by the Texas Repulic. This is one of the few early maps that shows the entire state of Texas without truncation, which adds greatly to visual appeal.