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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. FHL Collection 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
Phone: (512) 495-4350
Fax: (512) 495-4283

University of Texas at El Paso Library
Documents and Maps
El Paso, TX 79968-0582
Phone: (915) 747-5683
Fax: (915) 747-5327

Southern Methodist University
Central University Libraries
Dallas, TX 75275-0135
Phone: (214) 768-2401
Fax: (214) 768-1842

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. FHL Q book 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. FHL book 976.4 E3p. This includes maps of Texas during the frontier era, Indian territories, and travel routes.

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