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Auction 150, Lot 289

"New Map of the State of Texas Compiled from J. de Cordova's large Map", 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 handsome Texas map is based on an important 1849 map by Jacob de Cordova, which was the first to be drawn from General Land Office records. It 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. Cooke County in the northern part of the state is oversized and extends well into the Staked Plain. The other county development is consistent with 1855-56 and the scroll border indicates this was published in 1857. Railroads, forts, post offices, roads, springs, and topographical detail are all clearly indicated. Three insets show the panhandle, Galveston Bay, and Sabine Lake.


Condition: B+

Original color with faint offsetting, a few minor spots of foxing, and a 2" centerfold separation that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/17/2014