Those who admire Gary Zaboly's illustrations in TEXIAN MACABRE will be glad to learn that his amazing bird's-eye-view of Houston City as it appeared in 1837 (pp. 85-86) is now available as a poster-sized, limited edition (500) print.
I was not happy with the BEV in the book as it was too small to see clearly. In the print, however, one can view all of Gary's marvelous details in their full glory.
The folks at State House Press employed quality art paper and it looks great framed.
The cost of the print is $29.95--which is good value for a limited edition.
Interested parties can secure a copy by calling Gina Lockley at State House Press. Her phone number is: 325-572-3974.
The guys at State House expect these to go quickly so, if you want one, get it soon. This is the reason I wanted to give all my friends at ASF advanced warning.
Post by sloanrodgers on Oct 8, 2008 17:33:07 GMT -5
Hey Doc. Thanks for giving us Joe Shmo map collectors the heads up on this great opportunity. While I was doing research at the Houston Library I came across a pencil sketch map of the early town. It was a bird's eye look from the same point view as Zaboly's wonderful work, but no way near completed. I cannot recall the name of the artist, but were you able to glean any important information from this lesser piece?
Post by sloanrodgers on Oct 8, 2008 21:43:55 GMT -5
Glass may have been the springboard, but Zaboly finished the illustration and you published it, so I'll have to spread my appreciation around evenly. I would have checked your book's acknowledgements, but I'm slaving away at work and my chain is too short. ;D