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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.
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.
La Tourette, John
Map of the State of Alabama
1838
Wall Map
Authors La Tourette, John
Full Title An Accurate Map of the State of Alabama and West Florida: Carefully compiled from the original surveys of the General Government, designed to exhibit at one view each Section and Fractional Section, so that each person can point to the tract on which he lives, By John La Tourette, Mobile, Ala. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co. New York. Anno Domini 1838. Printed by Colton & Co.
Note A very early sectional map of Alabama showing land owners and extensive cultural and topographical detail.
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