What have I been doing lately? No, I have not been stewing about Hillary. I've been looking into old Texas maps. I'm talking to the Texas General Land Office about acquiring some to donate to their collection.
I'm beginning to think that it's going to take time to find the right picks for them, in part because they would prefer rare maps, which means not only expensive maps but maps that don't show up on the market very often. I think I'm going to have to wait and watch for a while. That's okay—I'm using the time to study up and learn what I'm doing.
On another front, I decided to acquire the pictured map for my own self. I found it at a German map dealer. It's the latest of three versions of the map; the first was dated 1846, and this one dates to 1852-1853. I like this one, because it has more detail than the earlier versions and it reflects the Compromise of 1850. You can click the image for a larger view.