Auction 125, Lot 311

"Texas", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Texas

Period: 1856 (published)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 12.7 inches
40.6 x 32.3 cm

This is Colton's only map of Texas published on a single sheet. The handsome map has extensive detail throughout the settled part of the state. County development ends with Cook, Coryelle, etc. The western third is comprised of the large unsettled areas of Presidio, El Paso, Bexar and the Staked Plain. It locates railroads, forts, post offices, roads, springs, and topographical detail. . Two insets; Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey, and Plan of Sabine Lake. All contained in Colton's decorative scroll border.

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Condition: A

Very nice example with good original color and full margins. Margins with a little edge toning and a few spots, map image fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/24/2008

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