"New Map of the State of Texas Compiled from J. De Cordova's Large Map", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1855 (dated)
Publication: General Atlas
Color: Hand Color
24.9 x 16.5 inches
63.2 x 41.9 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 El Llano Estacado or 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, indicating that this was likely published circa 1857. Railroads, forts, post offices, roads, springs, and topographical detail are all clearly indicated. Three insets show the panhandle, Galveston Bay, and Sabine Lake.
Original color with light offsetting, faint scattered foxing, and toning around the sheet's edges. There is a tiny centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin.