- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State University authorities say an 1844 Texas map found tucked away in a library book is worth about $8,000.

The San Antonio Express-News reports (https://bit.ly/1lYENo6 ) it’s a mystery how the map made its way into the library’s possession. The university’s digital map director says the 19th century map was created by the U.S. War Department, now the U.S. Department of Defense. He says the map was drafted in response to the formation of the Republic of Texas in 1836.

The director didn’t say who found the map or when it was uncovered. The map shows Texas when its territory extended into parts of Kansas and Colorado.

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