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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Colton, J. H.
Date:
1849
Short Title:
Cover: United States, British Provinces, Mexico &c.
Publisher:
J.H. Colton
New York
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
14
Obj Width cm:
9
Reference:
Streeter 2534; P-Maps p185; Wheat 591; Wheat Gold 70.
Country:
Mexico; United States
Event:
California Gold Rush
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).
List No:
0170A
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Colton, J. H.
Pub Date:
1849
Pub 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).
Pub Reference:
Streeter 2534; P-Maps p185; Wheat 591; Wheat Gold 70.
Pub 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.
Pub List No:
0170.000
Pub Type:
Pocket Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
14
Pub Width cm:
9
Image No:
0170A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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