Auction 99, Lot 244

"Colton's New Map of the State of Texas. Compiled from J. de Cordova's large Map", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Texas

Period: 1856 (published)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26 x 14.7 inches
66 x 37.3 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. Locates railroads, forts, post offices, roads, springs, and topographical detail. Three insets: Plan of the Northern Part of Texas, Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey, and Plan of Sabine Lake. Decorative borders.

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Condition: B

Clean split at lower fold up to the Rio Grande repaired with archival tape. Marginal stain at top just to border. Light text show through in the Gulf of Mexico.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/12/2002

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