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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1859Johnson & BrowningNew YorkColton's New Map of the State of Texas$950 Picture

A lithographed map, with hand colored wash.

Size: 16 inches X 25 inches; Scale: 1 inch = approximately 38 miles.

Map Type: Atlas

This is an excellent example, very clean with light age toning throughout.

Inset maps include the Northern Part of Texas, Galveston Bay, and Sabine Lake.

This large detailed map of Texas has the intricate border that Colton was well known for. It is colored by counties.

Created just before the civil war, this map is based upon Jacob De Cordova's map assembled from Texas Land Office records. It illustrates many early roads, towns, forts, proposed rail lines, and other important places. Most of the development is in the eastern part of the state. A number of new counties were created in 1858 on the western Texas frontier. Noted on the map is "El Llano Estacado" or The Staked Plain. Also noted as "Elevated Table Land without Wood or Water" in direct conflict with John Arrowsmith's observations of this area of the state. Other features illustrated springs, passes, trading posts, and man forts.

Inset maps include the Northern Part of Texas, Galveston Bay, and Sabine Lake.

References: A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, #827, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington; American Maps and Mapmakers, page 325, Ristow, George, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1985.

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