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Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. …
New sectional map of the sta …
1852
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. J., Messinger, John, Peck, J. M.
Full Title New sectional map of the state of Illinois. Compiled from the United States surveys. Also exhibiting the internal improvements, distances between towns, villages & post offices, the outlines of prairies, woodlands, marshes & the lands donated to the state by the Gen. Govt. for the purpose of internal improvements. By J.M. Peck, John Messinger, and A.J. Mathewson. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New-York. 1852. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co. N. York. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. (inset) Vicinity of Alton & St. Louis. (inset) Vicinity of Galena, the Lead Region and part of Wisconsin and Iowa.
Note In 1835 Peck and Messenger published their first map, a smaller map of "Illinois and part of the Wisconsin Territory." In 1836 they issued a much larger map, published by Colton, that is the ancestor of this 1852 map. Karrow shows issues of 1836, 1838, 1839, 1844, 1846, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1863, 1866, 1868, and 1869. The 1836 copyright was kept throughout, except for the 1853 issue, when the copyright was changed to 1853. In the unrecorded 1860 and 1867 issues (see our copies), the title adds Colton's name. It is odd that with so many issues of the map, it has become truly scarce. In its time, it was the best map of Illinois by far, and was probably the most popular. It is one of the only maps to show the vast extent of the prairies by graphic symbol. In addition to the two inset maps, there is an untitled profile of the Michigan Canal. There are columns of texts on the Public Lands, the Land Districts, Canals, and Population. In 1839 Peck issued with Colton the "Traveller's Directory For Illinois," with a slightly smaller map of the state (Karrow 4-1479). Peck was a Baptist Minister who traveled extensively in Illinois and adjoining states as a part of his work, and his keen sense of observation quickly made him an authority on the West. His Guide for Emigrants appeared in 1831, and his Gazetteer of Illinois in 1834. After his death in 1858, Colton continued to publish this map under Peck's name. Full color by county, folded into stamped black leather covers 15x9 with "Colton & Co.s. Map Of Illinois Exhibiting The Sections By Peck & Messinger" in gilt. Prime meridian: Washington.
Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. …
Cover: New sectional map of …
1852
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. J., Messinger, John, Peck, J. M.
Full Title (Covers to) New sectional map of the state of Illinois. Compiled from the United States surveys. Also exhibiting the internal improvements, distances between towns, villages & post offices, the outlines of prairies, woodlands, marshes & the lands donated to the state by the Gen. Govt. for the purpose of internal improvements. By J.M. Peck, John Messinger, and A.J. Mathewson. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New-York. 1852. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co. N. York. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York.
Note Stamped black leather covers 15x9 with "Colton & Co.s. Map Of Illinois Exhibiting The Sections By Peck & Messinger" in gilt.
Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. …
Cover: New sectional map of …
1852
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. J., Messinger, John, Peck, J. M.
Full Title (Inside Cover to) New sectional map of the state of Illinois. Compiled from the United States surveys. Also exhibiting the internal improvements, distances between towns, villages & post offices, the outlines of prairies, woodlands, marshes & the lands donated to the state by the Gen. Govt. for the purpose of internal improvements. By J.M. Peck, John Messinger, and A.J. Mathewson. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New-York. 1852. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co. N. York. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York.
Note Inside front cover. A publications list of Colton maps and guide books.
Colton, J. H., Norman, B.M., …
Chart Of The Lower Mississip …
1858
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Norman, B.M., Persac, A.
Full Title Norman's Chart Of The Lower Mississippi River By A. Persac. Published by B.M. Norman, New Orleans, La. 1858. Entered ... 1858 by B.M. Norman ... Louisiana. Engraved, Printed & Mounted By J.H. Colton & Co. New York. (At top) From Natchez to New Orleans.
Note Views, shows Plantations by type, very scarce. In full color, lacks original covers. See our reproduction copy issued by Pelican Press, originally in 1931, and printed by Rand McNally - this reproduction greatly alters the original. Ritzlin catalogue: "Persac was a well known surveyor and landscape painter... the map is quite scarce and normally in poor condition because most copies were used by river pilots to locate plantation landings. Few copies are known in contemporary boards. NUC lists only three copies ... however several copies are located in the south, including one which the Louisiana Supreme Court still uses in land ownership cases." Incredible detail, showing the Plantations on both sides of the river. Four engraved views. Engraved by J.H. Colton. Lacking boards, this copy has some tears at the folds with slight loss at some intersections, some light browning in two areas, but is overall a very good copy. Copies at LSU, Historic New Orleans Collection (504-523-4662). See Antiques Magazine, Nov. 1991 for Persac Article. Norman also published "Norman's New Orleans and Environs" with a map of the city, in 1845 (see our copy).
Colton, J. H., Plumb, H.S.
Map Of The Oil District Of P …
1865
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Plumb, H.S.
Full Title Colton's Map Of The Oil District Of Pennsylvania, Comprising Part Of The Counties Of Crawford, Venango And Warren. Prepared by H.S. Plumb Civil Engineer. Published By J.H. Colton No. 172 William St. N.Y. 1865. Entered ... 1865 by J.H. Colton ... New York.
Note First edition, first issue. Streeter was unaware of the two issues of this map and we cannot find any other mention of them. Streeter's comments on the map ("This Colton map is almost certainly earlier than the Hunt or the Townsend & Dale maps, both also of 1865, and it is best for giving a general view of the oil region as first opened up and first developed") indicate that he probably had this first issue of 1865 and had not seen the second issue (see our # 4529) which shows more development. Full color by township. Without the original covers.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
(Covers to) Texas.
1835
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Texas.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
Texas, By David H Burr.
1835
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title Texas, By David H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New-York. 1835 Engraved by S. Stiles & Co. N. York. Entered ... 1833, by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. (inset) Plan of the Port of Galveston, Made by order of the Mexican Government, By Alexander Thompson, Of the Mexican Navy, in 1828.
Note This is the third edition of this scarce and important map of Texas. The first edition was issued in 1833 and the second edition in 1834. Streeter also lists an 1845 edition with the title changed to "The State of Texas." This copy was Streeter's copy with his notes on the inside front cover. The brown cloth covers 13.5x8 have "Burr's Map Of The State of Coha. & Texas Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" stamped in gilt. Full color. Streeter refers to this map as "the first large scale map of Texas... to show all of Texas to the Arkansas River" and states that "The Burr map, like the Austin Map, is one of the landmarks of Texas cartography..." The detail on the land grants is the best for its time. The 1833 issue shows a smaller Texas extending west to the 103rd meridian, whereas the 1834 and 1835 issues show a much expanded Texas extending west to about the 106th meridian and north to the Arkansas River. There is an inset map of Galveston Bay that Streeter refers to in his penciled notes on the inside cover as "1st detailed printed chart of Galveston Bay?" Above the inset map is a table of Distances. Yale has an 1835 edition that was issued earlier in the year than this copy - it does not show Milan's Grant in place of Beal's Grant and it does not list the four new towns that appear on our 1835 edition: Columbia, Electa, Mina and Augusta. Taliaferro 247 (illustrated) appears to be the same as Yale's copy.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
United States.
1833
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title United States. By David H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New York. 9 Wall Street. 1833. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co., N. York. Entered ... 1833, by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York.
Note This is the first year of Colton's map publishing business. Ristow says that Colton published his first map in 1833, Burr's map of New York State, this U.S. map must be as early. The graphic style is similar to Burr's Universal Atlas maps, engraved the following year. With six detailed and elegant inset maps showing the environs of Albany, Boston, New York, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Baltimore & Washington, plus a small inset map of South Part of Florida. Outline color, folded into dark teal leather covers 13.5x8 with "Burr's Map of the United States Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" and a decorative border stamped in gilt. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
Cover: United States.
1833
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) United States. By David H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New York. 9 Wall Street. 1833. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co., N. York. Entered ... 1833, by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York.
Note Dark teal leather covers 13.5x8 with "Burr's Map of the United States Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" and a decorative border stamped in gilt.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
Cover: State of New York by …
1840
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) State of New York by D.H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 4 Spruce Street, New York. 1840. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. Engraved & printed by S. Stiles & Co.
Note Dark green cloth covers 12.5x8 with "Burr's Map of the State of New York Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" in gilt.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
State of New York by D.H. Bu …
1840
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title State of New York by D.H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 4 Spruce Street, New York. 1840. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. Engraved & printed by S. Stiles & Co. (with) Niagara River. (with) From Albany to Lake Champlain & L. George.
Note Full color by county. Hand colored. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. This is a small version of Burr's large New York State map (see our #109), with only 2 of the larger map's 5 inset maps. Otherwise, it follows the larger map rather closely, with less detail. Entered in 1836, presumably making this a later issue. Folded into dark green cloth covers 12.5x8 with "Burr's Map of the State of New York Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" in gilt. David Rumsey Collection copy has: several manuscript notations and updating of the railroad lines. Signature of Henry G. Hubbard, Utica, N.Y. inside front cover.
Colton, G.W., Colton, J. H.
Cover: Map ... around City o …
1853
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, G.W., Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Map Of The Country Thirty Three Miles Around The City Of New York. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. New York, 1853. Entered ... 1846, by J.H. Colton ... New York. Drawn by G.W. Colton. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, N.Y.
Colton, G.W., Colton, J. H.
Map ... Around The City Of N …
1853
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, G.W., Colton, J. H.
Full Title Map Of The Country Thirty Three Miles Around The City Of New York. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. New York, 1853. Entered ... 1846, by J.H. Colton ... New York. Drawn by G.W. Colton. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, N.Y.
Note With red cloth covers 14.5x9 stamped with gilt title reading "Thirty Three Miles Around The City Of New-York." and a small circular map of New York (later editions omit the map on the cover). First issued in 1846, when it was reengraved by Atwood from J.H. Eddy's "Map of the Country Thirty Miles round the City of New York" which was originally issued in 1811 (see our #3472). This is one of Colton's most attractive maps, showing New York and vicinity in circular format surrounded by a vine border with views of City Hall, New York and City Hall, Brooklyn. It was published in many editions for almost fifty years - our latest edition is 1891 (Haskell lists eight editions from 1846 to 1873 only). The early editions were engraved on copper plate (our 1853) and at some point before our 1865 edition the copper plate was transferred to lithographic stone and all subsequent editions were lithographed.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: United States, Britis …
1849
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Map Of The United States The British Provinces Mexico &c. Showing the Routes of the U.S. Mail Steam Packets to California, & A Plan of the Gold Region. Published By J.H. Colton, 86 Cedar St. New York. 1849. Drawn & Engraved by J.M. Atwood. New York. Entered ... 1849 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Gold Region. California. (untitled inset of South America).
Colton, J. H.
Map Of The United States The …
1849
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Map Of The United States The British Provinces Mexico &c. Showing the Routes of the U.S. Mail Steam Packets to California, & A Plan of the Gold Region. Published By J.H. Colton, 86 Cedar St. New York. 1849. Drawn & Engraved by J.M. Atwood. New York. Entered ... 1849 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Gold Region. California. (untitled inset of South America).
Note With eleven pages of text titled "Particulars of Routes, Distances, Fares, &c., to Accompany Colton's Map of California and the Gold Region. Collected from Official Documents." On the map there is a view of Pyramid Lake over the title, taken from the Fremont Report and inset maps of the Gold Region and South America, showing the route around Cape Horn. Ackerman did the Lithography for this map as well as the Map of California, Oregon, and Texas (see our #98). This is the second state of the map - the first appeared in Fayette Robinson's "California and its Gold Regions" issued earlier in 1849 (see our 5029). Streeter: "This appears to be the first Colton map showing the gold fields." The North American portion of the map is taken from the North American map inset to the huge Smith/Colton "Map of the United States and the Canadas..." first issued in 1844, this inset later became the Johnson Family Atlas North American map of 1860. The map and the view of Pyramid Lake also appears in a Disturnell/Colton map of North America issued in 1854 and earlier (see our 3507). Outline color. Map is folded into dark blue cloth covers 13.5x8.5 with "Colton's Map Of The United States, Mexico &c. Shewing the Gold Region in California" printed in black on a tan paper label.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: United States of Amer …
1849
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Map Of The United States Of America, The British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, with part of New Grenada and Venezuela. New York, Published By J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. 1849. Map Drawn by Geo. W. Colton, Engraved by John M. Atwood, Border Desigd. & Engd. by W.S. Barnard. Entered ... 1848 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) A Map Of The Atlantic Ocean Showing The American & European Ports and the Routes Of The Ocean Steamers.
Colton, J. H.
Map of the United States of …
1849
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Map Of The United States Of America, The British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, with part of New Grenada and Venezuela. New York, Published By J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. 1849. Map Drawn by Geo. W. Colton, Engraved by John M. Atwood, Border Desigd. & Engd. by W.S. Barnard. Entered ... 1848 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) A Map Of The Atlantic Ocean Showing The American & European Ports and the Routes Of The Ocean Steamers.
Note This is Thomas Streeter's copy of this important map, identified as such by the inclusion of his handwriting on the inside cover, and the words "Louis Billon 1849" in ink on the inside front cover and verso of map. The border includes twelve views. As noted in Streeter, "This later issue of lot 3873 differs in the binding and in showing not only the 'Gold Region' near New Helvetia, but also 'El Dorado or Gold Region' along the Feather River. It also has quite an extensive 'Table of Distances' added at the right of the inset." This is the second 1849 edition, which was also produced as a wall map (see our #4312). In this edition Fremont's route is shown along the Humboldt River, and California has been extensively remapped. Map is in full color and folds into the original blind-stamped covers, 16x11, with the title "Colton's Map of the United States Mexico &c." in gilt on the front cover.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Nebraska, Kansas.
1854
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Nebraska And Kansas. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty, 1854. (untitled inset of U.S., Mexico, Central America). Printed by D. Mc Lellan, 26 Spruce St. N.Y.
Colton, J. H.
Nebraska And Kansas.
1854
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Nebraska And Kansas. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty, 1854. (untitled inset of U.S., Mexico, Central America). Printed by D. Mc Lellan, 26 Spruce St. N.Y.
Note First edition, first state. First map to show the new Kansas and Nebraska, also shows the important Gadsden Purchase of the same year. This state precedes all other copies we have seen - it is an early pull from the late 1854, early 1855 Colton Map of the United States of America... wall map plate (see our #2834, indicating it appeared in middle or late 1854 - see our 1855 wall map copy #2278 for the corrected topography), with the title different from the second 1854 state, in that the letters of Nebraska and Kansas have stars in them and are open as opposed to the black letters of the second state. Also, this first state has numerous areas that are "cleaned up" in the second state: the trail that crosses the two forks of the Colorado in southern Utah near the map edge has the word "Route" on it - this is removed in the second state, the vine border is reversed from the first to the second state, Louisiana is written straight across in the first - it curves down in the second, Bucksport and San Augustine are shown in Texas along the map southern edge in the second state and not in the first, Sacket's Well and Laguna in California in the inset map are given dots for their location in the second state but not in the first. There are other changes. Streeter shows a second edition in 1855, Heaston a third edition in 1856, but both copyrighted 1855. These have various route changes and place names added when compared to the 1854. A fourth edition appeared in 1857 (see Karrow 12-0361.2 and Graff 836) with the inset of the U.S. changed to Eastern Nebraska and Kansas. Map is full color by state, folded into red cloth covers 15x9 with "Nebraska And Kansas" stamped in gilt, advertisement for Colton on inside front cover.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Colton's map, West of …
1864
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Colton's Map Of The States And Territories West Of The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean Showing The Overland Routes, Projected Rail Road Lines &c. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St. New York. 1864. Entered ... 1864, by J.H. Colton ... New York.
Colton, J. H.
Colton's Map Of The States A …
1864
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Colton's Map Of The States And Territories West Of The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean Showing The Overland Routes, Projected Rail Road Lines &c. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St. New York. 1864. Entered ... 1864, by J.H. Colton ... New York.
Note First edition. This is the source of Colton's two General Atlas regional maps of the west, beginning with the 1864 atlas edition. This was the first map to show Montana (Wheat). Colton also issued in 1862 (W. Heckrotte copy) "Colton's Map of the Pacific States, California and Oregon...and British Columbia" which is from the same plate, earlier, and goes further north to include much of the Canadian west, but does not go as far east. All these maps derive from "Johnson's New Illustrated & Embellished County Map of the Republics of North America" (see our 1859 edition, #4012) which was first issued in 1856 (We assume this date because our copy says entered in 1856). This shows further that the relationship between Johnson and Colton included Colton using Johnson's maps, as well as Johnson using Colton's maps in Johnson's Family Atlas. Folded into dark green cloth covers 15.5x10 with "Colton's Map Of The States & Territories From The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean. &c., &c. J.H. Colton." in gilt. Full color by county.
Colton, J. H.
Nebraska And Kansas.
1854
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Nebraska and Kansas. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St., New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. (with) Map of the territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty, 1854. (with untitled inset of U.S., Mexico, Central America). Printed by D. McLellan, 26 Spruce St., N.Y.
Note First edition, second state. See notes to the first edition, first state. This probably appeared in late 1854. In addition to the map changes already noted, this copy has an advertisement inside front cover for Colton's maps that is different from the first state copy's advertisement -- it mentions the coming publication of the National Atlas, the American Atlas, and the Atlas of the World -- none of which are mentioned in the earlier state's advertisement. Map is full color by state, folded into brown cloth covers 15x9 with "Nebraska and Kansas" stamped in gilt. Relief shown by hachures.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Nebraska and Kansas.
1854
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Nebraska and Kansas. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St., New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. Printed by D. McLellan, 26 Spruce St., N.Y.
Note First edition, second state. Brown cloth covers 15x9 with "Nebraska and Kansas" stamped in gilt.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Nebraska and Kansas.
1854
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Inside Covers to) Nebraska and Kansas. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St., New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. Printed by D. McLellan, 26 Spruce St., N.Y.
Note Inside front cover. Advertisement for Colton's maps -- is different from the first state copy's advertisement -- it mentions the coming publication of the National Atlas, the American Atlas, and the Atlas of the World -- none of which are mentioned in the earlier state's advertisement.
Colton, J. H.
Nebraska And Kansas.
1857
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Nebraska and Kansas. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St., New York, 1857. (with) Territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty. (with untitled inset of eastern Nebraska and Kansas and western Iowa and Missouri).
Note Fourth edition, with the inset at the lower left of the United States replaced by a taller, large scale inset map of the eastern counties of Nebraska and Kansas. The main map is mostly unchanged, with only a few railroad routes added. The addition of the detailed county map inset was probably due to the "bleeding Kansas" troubles of 1856. Map is full color by state, folded into brown cloth covers 15x9 with "Nebraska And Kansas" stamped in gilt, advertisement for Colton on inside front cover. Relief shown by hachures.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Nebraska and Kansas.
1857
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Nebraska and Kansas. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St., New York, 1857.
Note Brown cloth covers 15x9 with "Nebraska And Kansas" stamped in gilt, advertisement for Colton on inside front cover.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Nebraska and Kansas.
1857
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Inside Covers to) Nebraska and Kansas. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St., New York, 1857.
Note Inside front cover. Advertisement for Colton maps, atlases, guides, books, etc.
Colton, J. H.
Nebraska And Kansas.
1855
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Nebraska and Kansas. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St., New York, (1855). Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (with) Territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty. (untitled inset of U.S., Mexico, Central America)
Note This is the second edition, with the 1855 copyright date and no other date on the map. There are small changes in the main map (El Paso, Texas and Nephi, Utah are added, as well as additional Pacific railroad routes) but the inset map of the Gadsden Purchase and the untitled map of the U.S. are largely the same. Map is full color by state, folded into dark gray cloth covers 15x9 with "Nebraska And Kansas" stamped in gilt, advertisement for Colton on inside front cover. Relief shown by hachures.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Nebraska and Kansas.
1855
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Nebraska and Kansas. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St., New York, (1855). Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton ... New York.
Note Dark gray cloth covers 15x9 with "Nebraska And Kansas" stamped in gilt, advertisement for Colton on inside front cover.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Nebraska and Kansas.
1855
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Inside Covers to) Nebraska and Kansas. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St., New York, (1855). Entered ... 1855 by J.H. Colton ... New York.
Note Inside front cover. Advertisement for Colton's maps, atlases, guides, books, etc.
Colton, J. H.
Maine.
1853
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Maine. 1853. Published By J.H. Colton. No. 86 Cedar St. New York. Entered ... 1853, by J.H. Colton ... New York.
Note First edition, from the "Travelling Maps" series, with Census information on verso and unique border. The inside front cover has a label of "The Portland Map Depository... Brown & Hall, Gen'l Ag'ts." Full color, folded into stamped black cloth covers 13x9 with "Map Of Maine J.H. Colton" in gilt.
Colton, J. H.
Covers: Maine.
1853
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Maine. 1853. Published By J.H. Colton. No. 86 Cedar St. New York. Entered ... 1853, by J.H. Colton ... New York.
Note First edition, from the "Travelling Maps" series, with Census information on verso and unique border. The inside front cover has a label of "The Portland Map Depository... Brown & Hall, Gen'l Ag'ts." Full color, folded into stamped black cloth covers 13x9 with "Map Of Maine J.H. Colton" in gilt.
Colton, J. H., Creuzbaur, Ro …
Cover: De Cordova's map of T …
1856
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Creuzbaur, Robert, De Cordova, Jacob
Full Title (Covers to) J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Revised and Corrected by Charles W. Pressler. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York 1856. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, New York. Entered ... 1856 by J. De Cordova ... Texas. (with untitled inset of southwestern U.S.).
Colton, J. H., Creuzbaur, Ro …
J. De Cordova's Map Of The S …
1856
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Creuzbaur, Robert, De Cordova, Jacob
Full Title J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Revised and Corrected by Charles W. Pressler. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York 1856. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, New York. Entered ... 1856 by J. De Cordova ... Texas. (with untitled inset of southwestern U.S.).
Note First edition of Pressler's revision of De Cordova's map, and first edition published by Colton. Shows Texas east of the 102nd meridian. First issued by De Cordova in 1849, with editions of 1850, 51, 53, 56, 57, 58, and 61 (Ristow and Rosenberg), and a late unlisted edition in 1867 (see our #4801). De Cordova employed Pressler to revise the map in 1855 and then sold the rights to Colton in the same year. The 1849 edition has only two copies located. Eberstadt called the 1849 issue "possibly the finest (Texas map) of the period." Colton changed the inset map from the oval showing all of Texas to the southwestern portion of Colton's U.S. atlas map. J.M. Atwood was the engraver of all editions. With a list of the Land districts, this map was useful for both land promoters and settlers. Colton published a reduced version of the map in his 1856 Atlas of the World. The full color map is folded into stamped dark maroon leather covers 16x10.5 with "J. De Cordova's Texas J.H. Colton & Co. New York." in gilt.
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