"Texas", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1855 (dated)
Publication: Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
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. The map is accompanied by an additional sheet of text describing the state.
Map image is near fine with light toning along the edges of the sheet.