Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: (Title Page to) Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).

Collection: 
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author: 
Colton, J. H.
Date: 
1854
Short Title: 
Title Page: Subscribers to Colton's American atlas.
Publisher: 
J.H. Colton & Co. New York
Type: 
Title Page
Obj Height cm: 
19
Obj Width cm: 
12
Note: 
J.C. French's subscription book, Cambridge, Mass. Jared Sparks (President of Harvard) is the first subscriber, followed by C.S. Cartee, and other eminent men. This book reveals that the Atlas was published in 27 parts starting in 1854, and was still available in parts in 1855 (see news articles in rear). Prices, bindings, coloring detailed. Apparently the atlas was only available by subscription in 1854, 55, 56, and part of 57. The list ends in 1857, perhaps indicating that the marketing changed, or that Mr. French went on to other pursuits. Book bound in full red leather with "Colton's Atlas" in gilt on cover.
Reference: 
see Map Collector 57, pp. 22-26.
State/Province: 
Massachusetts
City: 
Boston (Mass.); Cambridge (Mass.)
Subject: 
Advertising
Full Title: 
(Title Page to) Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).
List No: 
2525B
Series No: 
2
Publication Author: 
Colton, J. H.
Pub Date: 
1854
Pub Title: 
Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).
Pub Reference: 
see Map Collector 57, pp. 22-26.
Pub Note: 
See note field above.
Pub List No: 
2525.000
Pub Type: 
Ephemera
Pub Height cm: 
19
Pub Width cm: 
12
Image No: 
2525B
Institution: 
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: 
Copyright 1998
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