Austin in 1887
Austin in 1887
Austin in 1887
Austin in 1887
Austin in 1887
Austin in 1887

Austin in 1887

Regular price 119.00 Sale price79.95


Cast your eye on the capital of Texas, population 11,000 and growing. The Capitol Building is almost complete and the University of Texas was in its fourth year.
What you see here is a bird's eye view, also known as a perspective map.
The artist first used plat maps and surveys to get the lay of the land, then came the arduous task of walking every street, making sketches of the the buildings and landscape from various angles.
Then adjusting the perspective upward and compiling it all into a cohesive and accurate map of the town. People of the nineteenth century were enthralled. Can you blame them?
Augustus Koch (1840-1899) made a career of traveling the country creating these views. He was especially fond of Texas, and the feeling was mutual.


Physical Details

  • 34 by 24 inches
  • Limited Edition of 254 Copies
  • Each one is hand-numbered
This is a high quality fine-art print.

The paper is acid free, cold press cotton watercolor with an elegant lightly textured finish. This surface allows the inks to 'bite', reproducing the shading and tonality of the original map vividly, beautifully, and exactly.

The inks are guaranteed color-fast for 80 years, which means you won't need to lay out the extra money for UV glass. You can hang your map in direct sun and it will be just as bright when passed on to the next generation it is the day it ships.

It's an instant heirloom. Get yours before they're gone...and get one to give to a friend. He'll owe you!

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