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Colton, J. H.
Map of the United States of …
Case Map
Author Colton, J. H.
Full Title Map Of The United States Of America, The British Provinces, Mexico and the West Indies, Showing The Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Published by J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. New York. 1848. Entered ... 1846, by Joseph H. Colton ... New York. Drawn & Engraved By Sherman & Smith New-York. (inset) The south Eastern Part Of The West Indies. (inset) Map Of Newfoundland.
List No 3960.001
Note Third edition, first being 1846 (according to Ristow, although Karrow only lists an 1847). Texas is still in large configuration with a panhandle running up to Oregon. California and the Great Basin are shown only as Upper or New California. Fremont's 1843 and 1845 maps are incorporated, but not the 1848 map. The title is in the lower left, with an inset map of the West Indies and an inset of Newfoundland. In the 1850 edition the title is moved to the upper right. In the 1853 edition it is moved to the upper left. Map is dissected into 16 sections and edged in pink silk. Full color by state. Folds into green and pink plaid end sheets and half leather marbled covers 38x35 with ties and a label reading "United States" in elegant manuscript.
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