Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Colton, J. H.
Date:
1864
Short Title:
Cover: Colton's map, West of the Mississippi River.
Publisher:
J.H. Colton
New York
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
16
Obj Width cm:
10
Reference:
cf Karrow 1-1720 (1873 edition); Wheat 1099.
State/Province:
U.S. Mid West; U.S. West
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.
List No:
2928A
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Colton, J. H.
Pub Date:
1864
Pub 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.
Pub Reference:
cf Karrow 1-1720 (1873 edition); Wheat 1099.
Pub 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.
Pub List No:
2928.000
Pub Type:
Pocket Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
16
Pub Width cm:
10
Image No:
2928A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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