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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Colton, J. H.; Creuzbaur, Robert; De Cordova, Jacob
Date:
1856
Short Title:
Cover: De Cordova's map of Texas.
Publisher:
J.H. Colton & Co.
New York
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
16
Obj Width cm:
11
Reference:
Taliaferro 295 C; Wheat 609 (1849 ed.); Ristow p459; P-Maps 845; Graff 920;Martin 141,155.
State/Province:
Texas
Full Title:
(Covers to) J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Revised and Corrected by Charles W. Pressler. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York 1856. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, New York. Entered ... 1856 by J. De Cordova ... Texas. (with untitled inset of southwestern U.S.).
List No:
3366A
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
Atwood, J.M.
Publication Author:
Colton, J. H.; Creuzbaur, Robert; De Cordova, Jacob
Pub Date:
1856
Pub Title:
J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Revised and Corrected by Charles W. Pressler. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York 1856. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, New York. Entered ... 1856 by J. De Cordova ... Texas. (with untitled inset of southwestern U.S.).
Pub Reference:
Taliaferro 295 C; Wheat 609 (1849 ed.); Ristow p459; P-Maps 845; Graff 920;Martin 141,155.
Pub Note:
First edition of Pressler's revision of De Cordova's map, and first edition published by Colton. Shows Texas east of the 102nd meridian. First issued by De Cordova in 1849, with editions of 1850, 51, 53, 56, 57, 58, and 61 (Ristow and Rosenberg), and a late unlisted edition in 1867 (see our #4801). De Cordova employed Pressler to revise the map in 1855 and then sold the rights to Colton in the same year. The 1849 edition has only two copies located. Eberstadt called the 1849 issue "possibly the finest (Texas map) of the period." Colton changed the inset map from the oval showing all of Texas to the southwestern portion of Colton's U.S. atlas map. J.M. Atwood was the engraver of all editions. With a list of the Land districts, this map was useful for both land promoters and settlers. Colton published a reduced version of the map in his 1856 Atlas of the World. The full color map is folded into stamped dark maroon leather covers 16x10.5 with "J. De Cordova's Texas J.H. Colton & Co. New York." in gilt.
Pub List No:
3366.000
Pub Type:
Pocket Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
16
Pub Width cm:
11
Image No:
3366A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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