Auction 114, Lot 280

"Colton's New Map of the State of Texas", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Texas

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

26 x 17 inches
66 x 43.2 cm

This double-page map shows extensive detail throughout the settled part of the state. The western third is comprised of the large unsettled areas of Presidio, El Paso, Bexar and the Staked Plain. Locates railroads, forts, post offices, roads, springs, and topographical detail. Three insets: Plan of the Northern Part of Texas, Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey, and Plan of Sabine Lake. Colton's decorative scroll borders. Verso with much statistical information on the state. Dated 1855 but county development suggests the map was published about 1858.


Condition: A

Very nice example with fine impression and original coloring. Near fine example.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/1/2006