Roemer's Geological Map of Texas - 1849
The First Geological Map of Texas
In 1845, a young German geologist was sent to Texas at the behest of Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels. His task was to investigate the mineral resources of this great unknown land and create an accurate map. This was the result.
Dr. Ferdinand von Roemer's explorations in the endeavor to create it won him the title, "Father of Texas Geology."
He accomplished his work with the aid of his "scientific mule." The beast faithfully carried Roemer and his instruments over thousands of square miles of the Texas landscape. Later generations of geologists wondered at the accuracy Roemer was able to achieve in so short a time, and under such adverse conditions as the threat of hostile Indians.
The map was published in Bonn, Germany in 1849, along with Roemer's journal of his Texas adventures.
- 21.5 by 24.5 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.
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