Auction 142, Lot 275

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

Subject: Texas

Period: 1856 (dated)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

16 x 16.7 inches
40.6 x 42.4 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. The map locates railroads, forts, post offices, roads, springs, and topographical detail. Three insets are included: 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 provides statistical information on the state.


Condition: B+

Faint offsetting with some scattered foxing and a light damp stain primarily confined to blank margins. A few tiny tears in bottom blank margin have been repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/28/2012