Auction 139, Lot 267

"Texas", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Texas

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 12.8 inches
40.6 x 32.5 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 the recent organization of Bosque, Johnson, Coryelle, and Karnes counties. Tarrant county appears, but not the 1855 addition of Parker to Tarrant's west. 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. With 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: B+

A few faint spots of foxing with light toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/15/2012

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