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Title Page: Subscribers to Colton's American atlas. Colton, J.H. 1854

Title Page: Subscribers to Colton's American atlas. / Colton, J.H. / 1854
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Full Title: (Title Page to) Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).

Author: Colton, J.H.

Date: 1854

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Author: Colton, J.H.

Date: 1854

Short Title: Title Page: Subscribers to Colton's American atlas.

Publisher: New York: J.H. Colton & Co.

Type: Title Page

Object Height cm: 19

Object Width cm: 12

Note: J.C. French's subscription book, Cambridge, Mass. Jared Sparks (President of Harvard) is the first subscriber, followed by C.S. Cartee, and other eminent men. This book reveals that the Atlas was published in 27 parts starting in 1854, and was still available in parts in 1855 (see news articles in rear). Prices, bindings, coloring detailed. Apparently the atlas was only available by subscription in 1854, 55, 56, and part of 57. The list ends in 1857, perhaps indicating that the marketing changed, or that Mr. French went on to other pursuits. Book bound in full red leather with "Colton's Atlas" in gilt on cover.

Reference: see Map Collector 57, pp. 22-26.

State / Province: Massachusetts

City: Cambridge (Mass.) ; Boston (Mass.)

Subject: Advertising

Full Title: (Title Page to) Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).

List No: 2525B

Series No: 2

Published In: Subscribers to Colton's American Atlas and Atlas of The World. New York: J.H. Colton and Company. London: Trubner and Company. (Leather bound subscription book issued by Colton for his salesmen).

Publication Author: Colton, J.H.

Publication Date: 1854

Publication Reference: see Map Collector 57, pp. 22-26.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 2525.000

Publication Type: Ephemera

Publication Height cm: 19

Publication Width cm: 12

Image No: 2525B

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