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Auction 182, Lot 322

"Colton's New Map of the State of Texas Compiled from De Cordova's Large Map", Johnson & Browning

Subject: Texas

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

25.9 x 16.6 inches
65.8 x 42.2 cm
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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. Locates railroads, forts, post offices, roads, springs, and topographical detail. Includes three inset maps: Plan of the Northern Part of Texas, Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey, and Plan of Sabine Lake. Surrounded by Colton's decorative scroll borders. Dated 1855 but published in 1859.


Condition: B

Full contemporary color with a 7" centerfold separation at bottom that has been closed on verso with paper tape. There is light scattered foxing and a couple of short edge tears confined to the side margins that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/28/2021