This map is on a 24"x18" sheet of heavy parchment cover stock. The Lonesome Dove ~ Comanche Moon map shown above in a low-resolution sample is a highly detailed and annotated map of the fictional 1881-1882 Lonesome Dove Trail Drive and the 1857-1866 Comanche Moon wars from the acclaimed historical novels by Larry McMurtry as well as the television miniseries that followed. The historic routes of the Great Western Cattle Trails are also included as are portions the routes of the Santa Fe Trail, the Independence Trail and the Oregon Trail as well as others.
Because Lonesome Dove and Comanche Moon take place on such a large canvas and involve so many plots and sub-plots and characters, having this map at hand when the books are read or the shows are watched is a great way to clarify the geography involved. This map also covers all the terrain that is involved in the other books in the Lonesome Dove series like Streets of Laredo, although specific events and places are not described.
The Great Cattle Trails: While Lonesome Dove and Comanche Moon are works of fiction, they are based on solid Texas and western history.Most of these trails started in south Texas and followed a number or routes depending upon the demand and the current location of the railhead in Kansas. Although each trail had a number of names, the map shows them as the Chisholm, Great Western, Goodnight-Loving and the Shawnee Trail, which was the earliest.