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Smith, J. Calvin, Colton, J. …
United States.
1852
Case Map
Authors Smith, J. Calvin, Colton, J. H.
Full Title Colton's Map Of The United States Of America Including Canada and a large portion of Texas: Showing the Base Meridian and Township Lines of the U.S. Surveys. The lands allotted to the Indian Tribes west of the Mississippi. The Various Internal Improvements &c. Compiled from Surveys of the United States Land Office, and various other authentic sources By J. Calvin Smith. New York, Published by J.H. Colton, 86 Cedar St. 1852. Revised Edition. Steel Plates. Entered ... 1843 by Geo. E. Sherman & J. Calvin Smith ... New York. Engraved and Printed by Sherman & Smith New York. (inset) Map Of North America By J. Calvin Smith. (inset) Southern Florida.
Note This is the first year that Colton published this map. Iowa is now fully developed with counties, and there is major railroad growth in Indiana and Illinois, among other changes from the 1850 edition. This is probably the late 1852 issue - Karrow 1-1578 is the same map without Colton's name in the title, indicating that Colton took over publishing the map later in the year. Full color by county. Map is dissected into 36 sections, mounted on linen. Folds into marbled end sheets and a new black cloth folding case 36x30 with "Colton's Map Of The United States J. Calvin Smith 1852" stamped in gold on the spine.
Smith, J. Calvin, Colton, J. …
United States.
1854
Wall Map
Authors Smith, J. Calvin, Colton, J. H.
Full Title Colton's Map Of The United States Of America Including Canada and a large portion of Texas: Showing the Base Meridian and Township Lines of the U.S. Surveys, The lands allotted to the Indian Tribes west of the Mississippi, The Various Internal Improvements &c. Compiled from surveys of the United States Land Office, and various other authentic sources. By J. Calvin Smith. New York, Published by J.H. Colton, 86 Cedar Street. 1854. Revised Edition. Steel Plate. Entered ... 1843 by Geo. E. Sherman & J. Calvin Smith ... New York. Engraved and Printed by Sherman & Smith, New York ... (inset) Map Of North America By J. Calvin Smith. (inset) Southern Part Of Florida.
Note This is the third year of Colton's publication of this map. Other than adding his name to the title, the map remains the same, except for many changes in the topographical and political information: Washington, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico and California (but not Kansas yet) are shown on the inset map of North America. On the main map Iowa's western counties are filled out, Texas adds many counties in the west, and railroad growth is explosive throughout, all compared to the 1850 edition. With black top and bottom rollers. Full color by county with states outlined.
Colton, J. H., Marzolla, Ben …
Stati-Uniti dell'America Set …
1854
World Atlas
Authors Colton, J. H., Marzolla, Benedetto
Full Title Stati-Uniti dell'America Settentrionale coi territorii recentemente annessi. La presente Carta e stata costrutta su quella, pubblicata in 4 fogli in Nuova-York nel 1852 da J.H. Colton ... Essa fa parte dell'Atlante Geografico che si pubblica da B. Marzolla. Napoli 1854.
Note Lithographed map. Borders hand col. Relief shown by hachures. Includes statistical tables and notes. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C.
Colton, J. H., Marzolla, Ben …
Messico e Stati dell'America …
1854
World Atlas
Authors Colton, J. H., Marzolla, Benedetto
Full Title Messico e Stati dell'America Centrale. (with) Istmo di Panama indicante le strade pel transito tra Chagres e Panama. La presente Carta e stata eseguita sul quella, pubblicata in 4 fogli de J.H. Colton, Nuova-York 1851 ... Essa fa parte dell'Atlante Geografico che si pubblica da B. Marzolla. Napoli, 1854.
Note Lithographed map with inset. Hand col. Relief shown by hachures. Includes statistical tables and notes. Prime meridian: Washington.
Colton, J. H., New York And …
Map of the New York and Erie …
1856
Broadside
Authors Colton, J. H., New York And Erie Railway Company
Full Title Map of the New York and Erie Rail Road and its connections. The most direct route between New York and all Eastern & Western cities & towns. J.H. Colton & Co. Great broad gauge double track route ... Engraved, printed and mounted by J.H. Colton & Co., 172 William St., N. York. Entered ... 1856, by J.H. Colton ... New York.
Note Certain states are shown in full color, railroad lines shown in red.
Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. …
New sectional map of the sta …
1852
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. J., Messinger, John, Peck, J. M.
Full Title New sectional map of the state of Illinois. Compiled from the United States surveys. Also exhibiting the internal improvements, distances between towns, villages & post offices, the outlines of prairies, woodlands, marshes & the lands donated to the state by the Gen. Govt. for the purpose of internal improvements. By J.M. Peck, John Messinger, and A.J. Mathewson. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New-York. 1852. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co. N. York. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. (inset) Vicinity of Alton & St. Louis. (inset) Vicinity of Galena, the Lead Region and part of Wisconsin and Iowa.
Note In 1835 Peck and Messenger published their first map, a smaller map of "Illinois and part of the Wisconsin Territory." In 1836 they issued a much larger map, published by Colton, that is the ancestor of this 1852 map. Karrow shows issues of 1836, 1838, 1839, 1844, 1846, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1863, 1866, 1868, and 1869. The 1836 copyright was kept throughout, except for the 1853 issue, when the copyright was changed to 1853. In the unrecorded 1860 and 1867 issues (see our copies), the title adds Colton's name. It is odd that with so many issues of the map, it has become truly scarce. In its time, it was the best map of Illinois by far, and was probably the most popular. It is one of the only maps to show the vast extent of the prairies by graphic symbol. In addition to the two inset maps, there is an untitled profile of the Michigan Canal. There are columns of texts on the Public Lands, the Land Districts, Canals, and Population. In 1839 Peck issued with Colton the "Traveller's Directory For Illinois," with a slightly smaller map of the state (Karrow 4-1479). Peck was a Baptist Minister who traveled extensively in Illinois and adjoining states as a part of his work, and his keen sense of observation quickly made him an authority on the West. His Guide for Emigrants appeared in 1831, and his Gazetteer of Illinois in 1834. After his death in 1858, Colton continued to publish this map under Peck's name. Full color by county, folded into stamped black leather covers 15x9 with "Colton & Co.s. Map Of Illinois Exhibiting The Sections By Peck & Messinger" in gilt. Prime meridian: Washington.
Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. …
Cover: New sectional map of …
1852
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. J., Messinger, John, Peck, J. M.
Full Title (Covers to) New sectional map of the state of Illinois. Compiled from the United States surveys. Also exhibiting the internal improvements, distances between towns, villages & post offices, the outlines of prairies, woodlands, marshes & the lands donated to the state by the Gen. Govt. for the purpose of internal improvements. By J.M. Peck, John Messinger, and A.J. Mathewson. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New-York. 1852. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co. N. York. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York.
Note Stamped black leather covers 15x9 with "Colton & Co.s. Map Of Illinois Exhibiting The Sections By Peck & Messinger" in gilt.
Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. …
Cover: New sectional map of …
1852
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Mathewson, A. J., Messinger, John, Peck, J. M.
Full Title (Inside Cover to) New sectional map of the state of Illinois. Compiled from the United States surveys. Also exhibiting the internal improvements, distances between towns, villages & post offices, the outlines of prairies, woodlands, marshes & the lands donated to the state by the Gen. Govt. for the purpose of internal improvements. By J.M. Peck, John Messinger, and A.J. Mathewson. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New-York. 1852. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co. N. York. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York.
Note Inside front cover. A publications list of Colton maps and guide books.
Colton, J. H., Norman, B.M., …
Chart Of The Lower Mississip …
1858
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Norman, B.M., Persac, A.
Full Title Norman's Chart Of The Lower Mississippi River By A. Persac. Published by B.M. Norman, New Orleans, La. 1858. Entered ... 1858 by B.M. Norman ... Louisiana. Engraved, Printed & Mounted By J.H. Colton & Co. New York. (At top) From Natchez to New Orleans.
Note Views, shows Plantations by type, very scarce. In full color, lacks original covers. See our reproduction copy issued by Pelican Press, originally in 1931, and printed by Rand McNally - this reproduction greatly alters the original. Ritzlin catalogue: "Persac was a well known surveyor and landscape painter... the map is quite scarce and normally in poor condition because most copies were used by river pilots to locate plantation landings. Few copies are known in contemporary boards. NUC lists only three copies ... however several copies are located in the south, including one which the Louisiana Supreme Court still uses in land ownership cases." Incredible detail, showing the Plantations on both sides of the river. Four engraved views. Engraved by J.H. Colton. Lacking boards, this copy has some tears at the folds with slight loss at some intersections, some light browning in two areas, but is overall a very good copy. Copies at LSU, Historic New Orleans Collection (504-523-4662). See Antiques Magazine, Nov. 1991 for Persac Article. Norman also published "Norman's New Orleans and Environs" with a map of the city, in 1845 (see our copy).
Johnson, A.J., Colton, J. H.
Republics Of North America
1860
Wall Map
Authors Johnson, A.J., Colton, J. H.
Full Title Johnson's New Illustrated & Embellished County Map Of The Republics Of North America With The Adjacent Islands & Countries, Compiled Drawn & Engraved From U. States Land & Coast Surveys, British Admiralty & other Reliable Sources. Under the Direction of A.J. Johnson. Published by J.H. Colton, 172, William Street, New York, Edition For Johnson & Browning. Richmond VA. 1860. Entered ... 1860 by J.H. Colton ... New York. Map Designed by A.J. Johnson. Engraved by D.G. Johnson, J.H. Goldthwait, W.S. Barnard, Wm. Wright, G. Rae Smith, F.H. King, James Duthie, J.L. White. (inset) Map Of The World on Mercator's Projection ...
Note Entered in 1856 and first issued in 1857. With an inset map of the World, and views of the U.S. Capital and state symbols around an eagle, tables of Distances and Statistics from the Census of 1850. Compared to the 1859 edition (our 4012.000) Colona, Jefferson, and Shoshone are added as proposed states in the west, one of the only maps we have seen to show all three. Also, the imprint of Johnson and Browning, Richmond Virginia is very unusual and probably one of the last north south publishing collaborations on the eve of the Civil War. There is Note and list of Authorities which reads in part "The part of this Map, between the Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean, was taken (with the consent of Capt. A.A. Humphreys) principally from a map compiled from the following authorities by Lieut. G.K. Warren, Topl Engrs...In the Office of Pacific Rail Road Surveys, War Department." The map referred to must be the 1855 edition (see our copy) of Warren's General Map for the Pacific Railroad Reports. The list of Authorities is almost identical to the list on that map. Also, the map details of the west used in Johnson's map follow the 1855 edition in scope. Karrow lists many issues of this map from 1857 to 1861, with the views varying in each issue, and with Colton taking over as publisher in 1860, as in this copy. See our late Colton edition of 1890 (our #5150). With black top and bottom roller. Full color by county or territory in the U.S. and by state in Central America. Edged in dark blue silk.
Colton, J. H., Plumb, H.S.
Map Of The Oil District Of P …
1865
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H., Plumb, H.S.
Full Title Colton's Map Of The Oil District Of Pennsylvania, Comprising Part Of The Counties Of Crawford, Venango And Warren. Prepared by H.S. Plumb Civil Engineer. Published By J.H. Colton No. 172 William St. N.Y. 1865. Entered ... 1865 by J.H. Colton ... New York.
Note First edition, first issue. Streeter was unaware of the two issues of this map and we cannot find any other mention of them. Streeter's comments on the map ("This Colton map is almost certainly earlier than the Hunt or the Townsend & Dale maps, both also of 1865, and it is best for giving a general view of the oil region as first opened up and first developed") indicate that he probably had this first issue of 1865 and had not seen the second issue (see our # 4529) which shows more development. Full color by township. Without the original covers.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
(Covers to) Texas.
1835
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Texas.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
Texas, By David H Burr.
1835
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title Texas, By David H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New-York. 1835 Engraved by S. Stiles & Co. N. York. Entered ... 1833, by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. (inset) Plan of the Port of Galveston, Made by order of the Mexican Government, By Alexander Thompson, Of the Mexican Navy, in 1828.
Note This is the third edition of this scarce and important map of Texas. The first edition was issued in 1833 and the second edition in 1834. Streeter also lists an 1845 edition with the title changed to "The State of Texas." This copy was Streeter's copy with his notes on the inside front cover. The brown cloth covers 13.5x8 have "Burr's Map Of The State of Coha. & Texas Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" stamped in gilt. Full color. Streeter refers to this map as "the first large scale map of Texas... to show all of Texas to the Arkansas River" and states that "The Burr map, like the Austin Map, is one of the landmarks of Texas cartography..." The detail on the land grants is the best for its time. The 1833 issue shows a smaller Texas extending west to the 103rd meridian, whereas the 1834 and 1835 issues show a much expanded Texas extending west to about the 106th meridian and north to the Arkansas River. There is an inset map of Galveston Bay that Streeter refers to in his penciled notes on the inside cover as "1st detailed printed chart of Galveston Bay?" Above the inset map is a table of Distances. Yale has an 1835 edition that was issued earlier in the year than this copy - it does not show Milan's Grant in place of Beal's Grant and it does not list the four new towns that appear on our 1835 edition: Columbia, Electa, Mina and Augusta. Taliaferro 247 (illustrated) appears to be the same as Yale's copy.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
United States.
1833
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title United States. By David H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New York. 9 Wall Street. 1833. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co., N. York. Entered ... 1833, by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York.
Note This is the first year of Colton's map publishing business. Ristow says that Colton published his first map in 1833, Burr's map of New York State, this U.S. map must be as early. The graphic style is similar to Burr's Universal Atlas maps, engraved the following year. With six detailed and elegant inset maps showing the environs of Albany, Boston, New York, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Baltimore & Washington, plus a small inset map of South Part of Florida. Outline color, folded into dark teal leather covers 13.5x8 with "Burr's Map of the United States Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" and a decorative border stamped in gilt. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
Cover: United States.
1833
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) United States. By David H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. New York. 9 Wall Street. 1833. Engraved by S. Stiles & Co., N. York. Entered ... 1833, by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York.
Note Dark teal leather covers 13.5x8 with "Burr's Map of the United States Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" and a decorative border stamped in gilt.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
Cover: State of New York by …
1840
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) State of New York by D.H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 4 Spruce Street, New York. 1840. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. Engraved & printed by S. Stiles & Co.
Note Dark green cloth covers 12.5x8 with "Burr's Map of the State of New York Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" in gilt.
Burr, David H., 1803-1875, C …
State of New York by D.H. Bu …
1840
Pocket Map
Authors Burr, David H., 1803-1875, Colton, J. H.
Full Title State of New York by D.H. Burr. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 4 Spruce Street, New York. 1840. Entered ... 1836 by J.H. Colton & Co. ... New York. Engraved & printed by S. Stiles & Co. (with) Niagara River. (with) From Albany to Lake Champlain & L. George.
Note Full color by county. Hand colored. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. This is a small version of Burr's large New York State map (see our #109), with only 2 of the larger map's 5 inset maps. Otherwise, it follows the larger map rather closely, with less detail. Entered in 1836, presumably making this a later issue. Folded into dark green cloth covers 12.5x8 with "Burr's Map of the State of New York Published By J.H. Colton & Co. New York" in gilt. David Rumsey Collection copy has: several manuscript notations and updating of the railroad lines. Signature of Henry G. Hubbard, Utica, N.Y. inside front cover.
Johnson, D. Griffing, Colton …
Map of the World
1857
Authors Johnson, D. Griffing, Colton, J. H.
Full Title Colton's Illustrated & Embellished Steel Plate Map of The World On Mercator's Projection, Compiled from the latest & most Authentic Sources Exhibiting the recent Arctic and Antarctic Discoveries & Explorations. Compiled, Drawn & Engraved By D.G. Johnson. Published By J.H. Colton And Co. No. 172 William St. New York. 1857. Entered ... 1848 by J.H. Colton ... New York. Entered ... 1846 by D. Griffing Johnson ... New York.
Note Colton took over the publishing of this map from Johnson in 1849. This is a later Colton issue. Many updates have been made in North America, the Arctic, Africa, and elsewhere. The journey of a Frenchman around the world in 1854 to 1857 is shown in manuscript with interesting notes on the travel. Two stickers on the outside of the case are French in origin, further indicating that the map was most likely purchased in Paris by the Frenchman at the end of his journey in 1857 - showing that Colton was selling his maps in Europe at that time and that his maps were competitive with European maps - at least our traveler thought so. See our 1847 first edition by Johnson. Full color map with silk edging, dissected into 20 sections. Folds into half leather brown cloth covered boards 38x41 with ties, titled "Colton's World. New-York" stamped in gilt.
Johnson, D. Griffing, Colton …
(Covers to) Map of The World
1857
Authors Johnson, D. Griffing, Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Colton's Illustrated & Embellished Steel Plate Map of The World On Mercator's Projection, Compiled from the latest & most Authentic Sources Exhibiting the recent Arctic and Antarctic Discoveries & Explorations. Compiled, Drawn & Engraved By D.G. Johnson. Published By J.H. Colton And Co. No. 172 William St. New York. 1857. Entered ... 1848 by J.H. Colton ... New York. Entered ... 1846 by D. Griffing Johnson ... New York.
Note Colton took over the publishing of this map from Johnson in 1849. This is a later Colton issue. Many updates have been made in North America, the Arctic, Africa, and elsewhere. The journey of a Frenchman around the world in 1854 to 1857 is shown in manuscript with interesting notes on the travel. Two stickers on the outside of the case are French in origin, further indicating that the map was most likely purchased in Paris by the Frenchman at the end of his journey in 1857 - showing that Colton was selling his maps in Europe at that time and that his maps were competitive with European maps - at least our traveler thought so. See our 1847 first edition by Johnson. Full color map with silk edging, dissected into 20 sections. Folds into half leather brown cloth covered boards 38x41 with ties, titled "Colton's World. New-York" stamped in gilt.
Colton, G.W., Colton, J. H.
Cover: Map ... around City o …
1853
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, G.W., Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Map Of The Country Thirty Three Miles Around The City Of New York. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. New York, 1853. Entered ... 1846, by J.H. Colton ... New York. Drawn by G.W. Colton. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, N.Y.
Colton, G.W., Colton, J. H.
Map ... Around The City Of N …
1853
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, G.W., Colton, J. H.
Full Title Map Of The Country Thirty Three Miles Around The City Of New York. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. New York, 1853. Entered ... 1846, by J.H. Colton ... New York. Drawn by G.W. Colton. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, N.Y.
Note With red cloth covers 14.5x9 stamped with gilt title reading "Thirty Three Miles Around The City Of New-York." and a small circular map of New York (later editions omit the map on the cover). First issued in 1846, when it was reengraved by Atwood from J.H. Eddy's "Map of the Country Thirty Miles round the City of New York" which was originally issued in 1811 (see our #3472). This is one of Colton's most attractive maps, showing New York and vicinity in circular format surrounded by a vine border with views of City Hall, New York and City Hall, Brooklyn. It was published in many editions for almost fifty years - our latest edition is 1891 (Haskell lists eight editions from 1846 to 1873 only). The early editions were engraved on copper plate (our 1853) and at some point before our 1865 edition the copper plate was transferred to lithographic stone and all subsequent editions were lithographed.
Colton, J. H.
Box Cover: Colton's dissecte …
1860
Puzzle
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Box Cover to) J.H. Colton's Series of Dissected Maps. North America. South America. Europe. United States. Asia. Africa. In Two Sizes. (On the side of the box: United States). (Title of Map Puzzle: United States of America. Entered ... In the Year 1860 ...).
Note Box cover includes list of the available dissected maps in the Colton series. The label for this specific map is on the side and is entitled "United States."
Colton, J. H.
United States of America.
1860
Puzzle
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title United States of America. Entered ... In the Year 1860 ... New York.
Note Map in full color by state. Two profiles of the United States shown, on the 32¼ N lat and the 42¼ 10' N lat. 33 pieces
Colton, J. H.
Index Map: United States of …
1860
Puzzle
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Index Map to) United States of America. Entered ... In the Year 1860 ... New York.
Note A single page in full color showing the completed puzzle.
Colton, J. H.
Letter to Mr. G.C. Barclay f …
1864
Letter
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Letter to Mr. G.C. Barclay from J.H. Colton dated February 26th, 1864 from New York.
Note Note concerning the use of his maps as advertisements. The letter is on company letterhead.
Colton, J. H.
Letter to O.M. Hatch, Secret …
1861
Letter
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Letter to O.M. Hatch, Secretary of State for State of Illinois from J.H. Colton, dated March 30, 1861 from New York.
Note Complains of bribery by Robert Pearsall Smith. Colton claims that he has been unable to get from the State of Illinois the statistical information he needs on Illinois counties and towns and that Smith has offered to sell him the same information that Smith obtained from Washington (by "inducements" according to Colton) for an "exorbitant price." Colton refers to himself as the "oldest and most extensive publisher of Geographical and Statistical works in this country."
Colton, J. H.
Cover: United States of Amer …
1848
Case Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Map Of The United States Of America, The British Provinces, Mexico and the West Indies, Showing The Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Published by J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. New York. 1848. Entered ... 1846, by Joseph H. Colton ... New York. Drawn & Engraved By Sherman & Smith New-York. (inset) The south Eastern Part Of The West Indies. (inset) Map Of Newfoundland.
Colton, J. H.
Map of the United States of …
1848
Case Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Map Of The United States Of America, The British Provinces, Mexico and the West Indies, Showing The Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Published by J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. New York. 1848. Entered ... 1846, by Joseph H. Colton ... New York. Drawn & Engraved By Sherman & Smith New-York. (inset) The south Eastern Part Of The West Indies. (inset) Map Of Newfoundland.
Note Third edition, first being 1846 (according to Ristow, although Karrow only lists an 1847). Texas is still in large configuration with a panhandle running up to Oregon. California and the Great Basin are shown only as Upper or New California. Fremont's 1843 and 1845 maps are incorporated, but not the 1848 map. The title is in the lower left, with an inset map of the West Indies and an inset of Newfoundland. In the 1850 edition the title is moved to the upper right. In the 1853 edition it is moved to the upper left. Map is dissected into 16 sections and edged in pink silk. Full color by state. Folds into green and pink plaid end sheets and half leather marbled covers 38x35 with ties and a label reading "United States" in elegant manuscript.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Subscribers to Colton …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers 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).
Colton, J. H.
Title Page: Subscribers to C …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
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).
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.
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full 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).
Note Publishers' Condition describes the way the atlas will look and the costs given the style of binding. The subscription list begins with Jared Sparks, the President of Harvard, who chose to purchase one Atlas of the World.
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full 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).
Note A full subscription page from the booklet.
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full 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).
Note Left hand side has lightly written notes by French that includes addresses and names (probably leads). The right hand side has an announcement of the new atlas with French mentioned as the "sole Agent for Charlestown."
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full 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).
Note Two pages of reviews and announcements about Colton's Atlas from the City Advertiser, November 15, 1854 and the Daily Evening Traveller.
Colton, J. H.
Subscribers to Colton's Amer …
1854
Ephemera
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full 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).
Note Two pages of reviews and announcements about the Atlas of the World from the City Advertiser, the Bunker Hill Aurora (March 31, 1855) and the Boston Post.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: United States, Britis …
1849
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
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).
Colton, J. H.
Map Of The United States The …
1849
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full 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).
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.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: United States of Amer …
1849
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
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.
Colton, J. H.
Map of the United States of …
1849
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full 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.
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.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Nebraska, Kansas.
1854
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Nebraska And Kansas. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty, 1854. (untitled inset of U.S., Mexico, Central America). Printed by D. Mc Lellan, 26 Spruce St. N.Y.
Colton, J. H.
Nebraska And Kansas.
1854
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Nebraska And Kansas. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty, 1854. (untitled inset of U.S., Mexico, Central America). Printed by D. Mc Lellan, 26 Spruce St. N.Y.
Note First edition, first state. First map to show the new Kansas and Nebraska, also shows the important Gadsden Purchase of the same year. This state precedes all other copies we have seen - it is an early pull from the late 1854, early 1855 Colton Map of the United States of America... wall map plate (see our #2834, indicating it appeared in middle or late 1854 - see our 1855 wall map copy #2278 for the corrected topography), with the title different from the second 1854 state, in that the letters of Nebraska and Kansas have stars in them and are open as opposed to the black letters of the second state. Also, this first state has numerous areas that are "cleaned up" in the second state: the trail that crosses the two forks of the Colorado in southern Utah near the map edge has the word "Route" on it - this is removed in the second state, the vine border is reversed from the first to the second state, Louisiana is written straight across in the first - it curves down in the second, Bucksport and San Augustine are shown in Texas along the map southern edge in the second state and not in the first, Sacket's Well and Laguna in California in the inset map are given dots for their location in the second state but not in the first. There are other changes. Streeter shows a second edition in 1855, Heaston a third edition in 1856, but both copyrighted 1855. These have various route changes and place names added when compared to the 1854. A fourth edition appeared in 1857 (see Karrow 12-0361.2 and Graff 836) with the inset of the U.S. changed to Eastern Nebraska and Kansas. Map is full color by state, folded into red cloth covers 15x9 with "Nebraska And Kansas" stamped in gilt, advertisement for Colton on inside front cover.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Colton's new railroad …
1862
Case Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Colton's New Railroad & County Map Of The United States, The Canadas &c. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St., New York 1862. Entered ... 1861 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Colton's Map of the United States Showing the Proposed Railroad Routes To The Pacific Ocean. (inset) Southern Part Of Florida.
Colton, J. H.
Colton's New Railroad & Coun …
1862
Case Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Colton's New Railroad & County Map Of The United States, The Canadas &c. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St., New York 1862. Entered ... 1861 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Colton's Map of the United States Showing the Proposed Railroad Routes To The Pacific Ocean. (inset) Southern Part Of Florida.
Note Civil War map - Confederacy green, North red, border states yellow. A pasted down sheet in the bottom margin explains the color coding and gives population statistics for the three regions. There is an ad for "Colton's...Complete Series of War Maps" on the verso of the cover and a pasted down list of Union and Confederate Political and Military leaders on the verso of the map. The map was sold in London by Sampson Low, Son & Co., by arrangement with Colton. All the prices quoted for Colton's maps on the paste down are in pounds. There was great demand in England for maps of the American Civil War, and Colton exploited it by providing his maps to English map sellers. W.H. has an identical copy of this map sold by Crutchly. Stanford also sold this map under his imprint. Full color. Dissected into 32 sections. Folds into dark green cloth covers 23x14.5 with a green paper label reading "Colton's Map Of Thr (sic) The United States Of America And The Canadas."
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Colton's plans, U.S. …
1862
Case Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Colton's Plans Of U.S. Harbors Showing The Position & Vicinities Of The Most Important Fortifications On The Sea-Board And In The Interior. From U.S. Surveys and other authentic sources. Published by J.H. Colton, 172 William St. New York. 1862. Entered ... 1860, by J.H. Colton ... New York. Printed by Lang & Laing 117 Fulton St. New York.
Colton, J. H.
Colton's Plans Of U.S. Harbo …
1862
Case Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Colton's Plans Of U.S. Harbors Showing The Position & Vicinities Of The Most Important Fortifications On The Sea-Board And In The Interior. From U.S. Surveys and other authentic sources. Published by J.H. Colton, 172 William St. New York. 1862. Entered ... 1860, by J.H. Colton ... New York. Printed by Lang & Laing 117 Fulton St. New York.
Note 23 maps on one sheet. Bacon & Co. published Colton's maps in London during the Civil War. There is a catalogue of Bacon/Colton map on the inside cover of this map. Full color. Dissected into 18 sections. Folds into brown cloth covers 20x14 with blue paper label reading "Colton's Plans of the American Harbors, Showing the Positions of The Most Important Fortifications." Scarce.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Virginia, Maryland, D …
1862
Case Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title (Covers to) Colton's New Topographical Map of The States Of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, Showing Also Eastern Tennessee & Parts Of Other Adjoining States, All the Fortifications, Military Stations, Rail Roads, Common Roads and other Internal Improvements Compiled from the Latest & most Authentic Sources, On A Scale of 12 Miles to the Inch. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1862, by J.H. Colton ... New York. Printed by Lang & Laing Lith 117 Fulton St. New York.
Colton, J. H.
Virginia, Maryland, Delaware …
1862
Case Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Colton's New Topographical Map of The States Of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, Showing Also Eastern Tennessee & Parts Of Other Adjoining States, All the Fortifications, Military Stations, Rail Roads, Common Roads and other Internal Improvements Compiled from the Latest & most Authentic Sources, On A Scale of 12 Miles to the Inch. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1862, by J.H. Colton ... New York. Printed by Lang & Laing Lith 117 Fulton St. New York.
Note The second 1862 issue with added towns (Fair Oaks, etc.) around Richmond. This copy issued in London by Bacon and Co. with the following on the paste down: "Bacon's Shilling Series of American War Maps... the series affording all the information required for tracing the movements of the armies." Full color by county. Dissected into 36 sections. Map folds into brown cloth covers 23x14.5 with a green paper label reading "Colton's Steel Plate Map Of The State Of Virginia, On The Largest Scale Ever Published, Minutely Delineating Every Fort, Town, Railway, And Stream, In The State. Price folded in Case 6s. In Cloth Case 10s. On Rollers Varnished 12s. 6d."
Colton, J. H.
North Carolina With Part Of …
1863
Case Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full Title Colton's New Topographical Map Of The Eastern Portion Of The State Of North Carolina With Part Of Virginia & South Carolina From The Latest & Best Authorities. Published by J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St. N.Y. 1863. Entered ... 1860 by J.H. Colton ... New York. Printed by Lang & Cooper, 117 Fulton St. N.Y. (inset) Plan Of The Sea Coast From Virginia To Florida.
Note 1st issued 1861. Last issue 1864. With an inset "Plan of the Sea Coast From Virginia to Florida." This map is a companion map to Colton's Topographical Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Maryland, &c. (see our copy), but on a larger scale (8 miles to an inch vs. 12 miles). It is both highly detailed (railroads, physical features, towns, counties, etc.) and highly decorative (many ships illustrated off the coasts). Map has outline color by state and water painted in blue, inset has full color by state.
Colton, J. H.
Cover: Colton's map, West of …
1864
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
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.
Colton, J. H.
Colton's Map Of The States A …
1864
Pocket Map
Authors Colton, J. H.
Full 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.
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.
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