The Iconography of Texas

The following collection features historically significant maps of Texas, accompanied by stunning illustrations of the state's diverse bird and animal life by renowned naturalist and artist John James Audubon. These works provide a captivating window into Texas' rich cultural and natural heritage.
  • The Roots of Texas: Historically important Maps


    1650 to 1900: Two and one half centuries of unrelenting competition and conflict. The prize? Political and economic domination of North America. The principal players were England, France, Spain, their colonial subjects, and the indigenous peoples who preceded them on the continent. The result shaped the world we live in today.

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  • The Natural History of Texas

    John James Audubon, the renowned artist and naturalist, spent several months in Texas in the early 1830s. This was a time of great exploration and discovery for Audubon, who was eager to study the wildlife of this vast and largely uncharted region.

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