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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Colton, J. H.
Date:
1849
Short Title:
Cover: United States of America.
Publisher:
J.H. Colton
New York
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
16
Obj Width cm:
11
Reference:
Streeter 3874 (this map), illustrated; Wheat, Maps (74).
Country:
United States
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.
List No:
5535A
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
Atwood, John M.; Barnard, William S.; Colton, Geo. W.
Publication Author:
Colton, J. H.
Pub Date:
1849
Pub 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.
Pub Reference:
Streeter 3874 (this map), illustrated; Wheat, Maps (74).
Pub 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.
Pub List No:
5535.000
Pub Type:
Pocket Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
16
Pub Width cm:
11
Image No:
5535A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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