Official Map of Dallas County - 1886
Here are Dallas and Environs in 1886
In 1886, Dallas could hardly be called Big D, but real estate developers Murphy & Bolanz were working to change that.
With a population of around 25,000, Dallas had over twice the population it had started the decade with, and before the 1890 census, it would grow by half again.
Still, in 1886, there were several landowners in Dallas County with holdings bigger than the entire City of Dallas.
And this map, produced by Murphy & Bolanz, shows them...along with every other landowner in the county.
If one of those tracts was yours, Murphy & Bolanz would be happy to find you a buyer, "on commission only."
- 17.5 by 23 inches
- Limited Edition of 254 Copies
- Each one is hand-numbered
The paper is acid free, cold press cotton watercolor with an elegant ever so 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 they are 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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- Allow two weeks for delivery.
- Ships in a sturdy tube.
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