Auction 130, Lot 313

"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. A handsome map with Colton's decorative scroll borders. Verso with much statistical information on the state. Dated 1855, however county development suggests the map was published circa 1858.


Condition: A

Very nice example with fine impression, original hand coloring and full margins. Short crease at bottom.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/2/2009