Texas

TEXAS OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
Maps from 1955 to the present have a code (included below) along the lower edge of the unfolded map, or in the legend. This code indicates the month, year, and edition number of the map. Until 1984, this is a 4 digit code, where the first digit indicates the month; the next two digits the year; and the final digit the edition number (1973 and 1974 only indicate the year and edition number). Starting in 1985, this code was expanded to 6 digits, with 2 digits for each item just mentioned. A listing of the known codes can be accessed below.

TSL refers to the Texas State Library.

Sponsor(s): none

Last updated: 1/17/16 (meg)

Texas Maps:
1917; reported by TSL (bw map showing proposed system of state highways)
1919; reported by TSL
1922; reported by TSL
1926; reported by TSL
1927; dtd lgnd; no cvr, printed one side only; 24.75 x 24.5
1928; dtd lgnd; bw txt cvr with st seal (from Conv. & Pub. Bureau); 4 x 8.25
1929; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal; 4 x 8.25
1931; dtd map; no cvr; unfolded 23 x 24.5
      [1 known version: {Jul 1} and 1 reported version: {Jan 1}]
1933; reported by TSL (Jun 15)
1934; dtd lgnd; no cvr, printed one side only; 4 x 9
      [1 known version: {Jun 1} and 2 reported versions: {Jan 1}, {Sep 1}]
1935; reported by TSL
      [2 reported versions: {Jan 1}, {May 1}]
1936; dtd cvr (Mar 1); bw txt cvr with st seal; 4 x 9
1937; dtd cvr; bw txt cvr with st seal; 4 x 8.75
      [1 known version: {Feb 15} and 2 reported versions: {Jan 1}, {Aug 15}]
1938; dtd cvr, lgnd; clr dwg of car on curving rd in forest; 4 x 8.75
      [2 known versions: {Apr 1}, {Sep 1}]
1939 A (Spring); dtd cvr; clr photo “In a Texas Luscious Citrus Grove”; 4 x 8.75
1939 B (Summer); dtd cvr, lgnd (Jun 1); otherwise same as 1939 A
1940 A (Spring); dtd cvr, lgnd (Feb 15); clr photo of oil well; 4 x 8.75
1940 B; (Summer); dtd cvr, lgnd (May 15); otherwise same as 1940 A
1941 A (Spring); dtd cvr, lgnd (Jan 1); clr photo “Sunrise on the Gulf Coast”; 4 x 8.75
1941 B; (Summer); dtd cvr, lgnd (May 1); otherwise same as 1941 A
1941 C; reported by TSL (Sep 1 – Fall edition)
1942 A (Winter); dtd cvr, lgnd (Jan 1); otherwise same as 1941 A
1942 B (Fall); dtd cvr, lgnd (Sep 15); clr photo “State Capitol Building”; 4.75 x 7.75
1944; dtd lgnd (Jul 1); no cvr, “Temporary Travel Map Issued for the Duration of the Present Emergency”; 3 x 7.75
1945; reported by TSL (dtd Jun 1, bw map printed one side only) and PC (dtd Sep 1)
1946 A (Spring); reported by PC
1946 B (Summer); dtd lgnd (Jun 1); clr photo of plants “A Rio Grande Valley Scene”; 5 x 8.5
1947 (Spring); dtd lgnd (Feb 15); clr photo “Oil wells in business district of Kilgore”; 5 x 8.5
1948 (Spring); dtd lgnd (Jan 1); clr photo of woman on horse “Out Where the West Begins”; 5 x 8.5
1949 (Spring); dtd lgnd (Mar 1); clr photo “A Texas Bluebonnet Girl”; 5 x 8.5
1950 (Spring); dtd lgnd (Jan 1); clr photo of 2 women on bluff above river; 5 x 8.5
1951; dtd cvr; clr photo of rd below red cliffs; 4.5 x 9.25
1952; dtd cvr; clr photo “The Alamo”; 4.5 x 9.25
1953; dtd cvr; clr photo “Pecos River Canyon” with bw dwg of 2 people on fence; 4.5 x 9.25
1954; dtd cvr; clr aerial photo of interchange with wood background {rev 2-24-54}; 4.5 x 9.25
      [2 known versions: { }, {rev 2-24-54}]
1955; dtd cvr; clr photo of Sam Houston home, “Mount Vernon of Texas”; 4.5 x 9.25
1956; dtd cvr; clr dwg of kid in car pointing gun at cowboy (2-panel); 4.5 x 9.25
1957; dtd cvr; clr photo of divided hwy leading into city; 4.5 x 9.25
1958; dtd cvr; clr photo of young women by concrete “Texas” sign; 4.5 x 9.25
1959; dtd cvr; clr photo of cactus in bloom with car in background; 4.5 x 9.25
1960; dtd cvr; clr photo of hwy and trees; 4.5 x 9.25
1961; dtd cvr; clr photo of hwy overpasses with city skyline in background; 4.5 x 9.25
1962; dtd cvr; clr photo of 4-lane hwy through rock cut; 4.5 x 9.25
1963; dtd cvr; clr photo of sailboats on lake; 4.5 x 9.25
1964; dtd cvr; clr photo of cars on divided hwy; 4.5 x 9.25
1965; dtd cvr; clr photo of man with surfboard at water’s edge; 4.5 x 9.25
1966; dtd cvr; clr photo of very tall bridge; 4.5 x 9.25
1967; dtd cvr; clr photo of lake behind 2 tall trees; 4.5 x 9.25
1968; dtd cvr; clr dwg of Hemisfair grounds with tower; 4.5 x 9.25
1969; dtd cvr; clr photo of tree surrounded by flowers; 4.5 x 9.25
      [2 known versions: {smaller cvr photo on (1691) edition}, {larger cvr photo on (3692) edition}]
1970; dtd cvr; aerial clr photo of divided hwy cut thru mtns; 4.5 x 9.25
1971; dtd cvr; clr photo of couple on beach; 4.5 x 9.25
1972; dtd cvr; clr photo of cars on divided hwy; 4.5 x 9.25
1973; dtd cvr; clr photo of tree in field of flowers; 4.5 x 9.25
1974; dtd cvr; clr photo of van at hwy rest area; 4.5 x 9.25
1975; dtd cvr; clr photo of divided hwy from hilltop; 4.5 x 9
1976; dtd cvr; collage of clr dwgs depicting history of transportation; 4.5 x 9
1977-78; dtd cvr; clr photo of divided hwy with train in median; 4.5 x 9
1979; dtd code; clr photo of bus on hwy below cliff; 4.5 x 9
      [2 known versions: {Texas in small letters at top on (4791) edition},
      {“Texas A World of Difference” in front of cliff on (6792) edition}]
1980; same as 1979 with “Texas A World of Difference” in front of cliff
1981; dtd code; clr photo of 6 flags at Texas Tourist Bureau; 4.5 x 9
1982; same as 1981
1983; dtd code; clr photo of divided hwy bend behind trees; 4.5 x 9
1984; dtd code; clr photo of steel arch bridge; 4.5 x 9
1985; same as 1984
1986 A; same as 1984
1986 B; dtd code; clr photo “Interstate 20 west of Longview, Texas…”; 4.5 x 9
1987; same as 1986 B
1988; dtd code; clr photo “Queen Isabella Causeway…” (ci); 4.5 x 9
1989; dtd code; clr photo “El Capitan in Guadalupe Mountains…”; 4.5 x 9
1990; dtd code; clr photo “Aransas Pass-Port Aransas Ferry Texas 361”; 4.5 x 9
1991; dtd code; clr photo of man on horse “Caprock Canyons State Park TX 86”; 4.5 x 9
1992; dtd cprt, code; clr photo “Indian Paintbrush and Bluebonnets…”; 4.5 x 9
      [2 known versions: { }, {Spanish version}]
1993; dtd cprt, code; clr photo “Lighthouse Formation Palo Duro State Park”; 4.5 x 8.25
      [2 known versions: { }, { “Prepared for Free Dist…” added}]
1994 A; dtd cprt, code; clr photo “Houston Skyline”; 4.5 x 8.25
1994 B; dtd cprt, code; 6 transportation-related clr photos; 4.5 x 8.25
1995; same as 1994 B
1996; dtd cprt, code; same as 1994 B
1997; dtd cprt, code; clr photo “The Fred Hartman Cable-stayed Bridge…”; 4.5 x 8.25
1998; dtd cprt, code; same as 1997
1999; dtd cprt, code; same as 1997
2000; dtd cprt, code; clr photo “Regency Bridge over Colorado River” in simulated leather frame; 4.5 x 8.5
2001; dtd cprt, code; clr photo of spur over collage of clr photos in Texas outline; 4.5 x 8.5
2002; dtd cprt, code; collage of clr photos with travel souvenirs on map bkgrd; 4.5 x 8.5
2003; dtd cprt, code; clr photo of cowboy boots; 4.5 x 8.25
2004; dtd cprt, code; clr dwg? of “TEXAS” belt buckle on fur; 4.5 x 8.5
2005; dtd cprt, code; clr illustration of cowboy and horse in car; 4.5 x 8.25
2006; dtd cprt, code; clr photo of dirt rd thru trees under “Travel Map” sign; 4.5 x 8.5
2007; dtd cprt, code; clr drawing of letters “TRAVEL MAP” with saddle on top; 4.5 x 8.5
2008; dtd cvr; clr dwg of silhouette of man driving car with mts in background; 4.5 x 8.5
2009; dtd cvr; clr dwg of road crossing river and various scenes; 4.5 x 8.5
2010; dtd cvr; clr dwg of bridge over river; 4.5 x 8.5
2011; dtd cvr; clr dwg of various words in shape of a horseshoe; 4.5 x 8.5
2012; dtd cvr; clr dwg of gauges, rear view mirror with dice, etc.; 4.5 x 8.5
2013; dtd cvr; clr dwg of map of Texas in frame of old car dashboard; 4.5 x 8.5
2014: dtd cvr; clr photo of family on old wooden water wagon; 4.5 x 8.5

Texas Miscellaneous Maps:
1963; dtd back cvr; clr photo of hwy below cliffs “Geological Highway Map”; 4.5 x 9.25
1990; dtd code (069003); clr photo “Aransas Pass-Port Aransas Ferry Texas 361” with GMC ads; 4.5 x 9
1991; dtd code (049103); 3 clr photos (Alamo, rock, covered wagons) with Best Western ads; 4.5 x 9

Texas Map Code List:

Maps from 1955 to the present have a code along the lower edge of the unfolded map, or in the legend. This code indicates the month, year, and edition number of the map. Until 1984, this is a 4 digit code, where the first digit indicates the month; the next two digits the year; and the final digit the edition number (1973 and 1974 only indicate the year and edition number). Starting in 1985, this code was expanded to 6 digits, with 2 digits for each item just mentioned.

1955: {1551}, {3552}, {5553}, {7554}
1956: {1561}
1957: {5571}, {6572}, {8573}
1958: {4581}, {6582}
1959: {5591}
1960: {5601}, {7602}
1961: {1611}
1962: {2621}, {4622}, {7623}
1963: {2631}, {3632}
1964: {2641}, {4642}
1965: {1651}, {3652}, {6653}
1966: {1661}, {4662}, {8663}
1967: {1671}, {4672}
1968: {3681}, {4682}
1969: {1691}, {3692}
1970: {3701}, {6702}
1971: {1711}, {5712}
1972: {no code shown}, {5722}
1973: {731}, {732}
1974: {741}, {742}
1975: {4751}, {6752}
1976: {no code shown}
1977-78: {7762}, {2771}, {7772}, {2781}, {6782}
1979: {4791}, {6792}
1980: {3801}, {6802}
1981: {3811}, {7812}
1982: {3821}, {6822}
1983: {2831}
1984: {1841}
1985: {048501}, {078502}, {088503}
1986 A: {038601}
1986 B: {068602}
1987: {028701}, {068702}
1988: {048801}
1989: {018901}, {078902}
1990: {019001}, {039002}, {069003}
1991: {019101}, {049102}, 049103}, {129104}
1992: {019201}, {019201S – in Spanish}, {069202}
1993: {019301}, {069302}, {069303}
1994 A: {029401}, {049402}
1994 B: {079403}
1995: {019501}, {049502}, {069502}
1996: {079601}
1997: {029701}, {079702}
1998: {029801}, {069802}
1999: {039901}
2000: {010001}, {070002}
2001: {020102}, {060103}
2002: {010201}, {060202}
2003: {010301}, {060302}
2004: {010401}, {060402}
2005: {010501}, {060502}
2006: {010601}, {050602}
2007: {010701}, {050702}
2008; {010801}, {050802}
2009: {010901}, {050902}
2010; {011001}, {061002}
2011: {011101}, {061102}
2012: {011201}
2014: {011401}