This reproduction is from The National Atlas of the United States copyrighted in 1872 and published in 1876 by Warner & Beers. In this transitional period, the railroads had only reached as far west as Dallas & Austin. There are a number of projected but never built fantasy railroads shown as well as major Indian war trails, the military roads connecting the frontier forts and many now-forgotten place names. In addition, a very large part of Indian Territory and New Mexico is shown in full color and detail. This is one of the few Texas maps that shows Wigefarth County in the lower Panhandle next to Indian Territory. This county was in existence for only a short time. The map features an intricate border coupled with effective but subtle handwash coloring and is printed on heavy parchment style paper that is excellent for framing.