(TX- Galveston) Map of Galveston Texas

Mapmaker: Gormley, H. V.

(TX- Galveston) Map of Galveston Texas


  • ~Catalog 62~
  • Map of Galveston Texas

    A map for reconstruction. Making landfall on September 8 of 1900, the hurricane that hit was one of the most deadly, leaving estimated casualties between 6,000 and 12,000 people. It destroyed the town, from homes and rail lines to the coastal contours and shoreline. The city was in ruins with 3,600 homes destroyed, a wall of debris near the shore and only a few buildings still standing.

    This map stamped by "E. L. Reading & Co." real estate agents of Galveston was issued at the time of rebuilding. Shows the grid of the town, rail lines and docks on the Galveston Bay. Rare.

    Condition is good, has been professionally restored and back, with only minor marginal loss. Image size is 18 x 27.75 (inches)