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Map of the United States of America. Colton, J.H. 1849

Map of the United States of America. / Colton, J.H. / 1849
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Full Title: Map Of The United States Of America, The British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, with part of New Grenada and Venezuela. New York, Published By J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. 1849. Map Drawn by Geo. W. Colton, Engraved by John M. Atwood, Border Desigd. & Engd. by W.S. Barnard. Entered ... 1848 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) A Map Of The Atlantic Ocean Showing The American & European Ports and the Routes Of The Ocean Steamers.

Author: Colton, J.H.

Date: 1849

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Author: Colton, J.H.

Date: 1849

Short Title: Map of the United States of America.

Publisher: New York: J.H. Colton

Type: Pocket Map

Object Height cm: 85

Object Width cm: 103

Scale 1: 1:6,526,080

Note: This is Thomas Streeter's copy of this important map, identified as such by the inclusion of his handwriting on the inside cover, and the words "Louis Billon 1849" in ink on the inside front cover and verso of map. The border includes twelve views. As noted in Streeter, "This later issue of lot 3873 differs in the binding and in showing not only the 'Gold Region' near New Helvetia, but also 'El Dorado or Gold Region' along the Feather River. It also has quite an extensive 'Table of Distances' added at the right of the inset." This is the second 1849 edition, which was also produced as a wall map (see our #4312). In this edition Fremont's route is shown along the Humboldt River, and California has been extensively remapped. Map is in full color and folds into the original blind-stamped covers, 16x11, with the title "Colton's Map of the United States Mexico &c." in gilt on the front cover.

Reference: Streeter 3874 (this map), illustrated; Wheat, Maps (74).

Country: United States

Full Title: Map Of The United States Of America, The British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, with part of New Grenada and Venezuela. New York, Published By J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. 1849. Map Drawn by Geo. W. Colton, Engraved by John M. Atwood, Border Desigd. & Engd. by W.S. Barnard. Entered ... 1848 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) A Map Of The Atlantic Ocean Showing The American & European Ports and the Routes Of The Ocean Steamers.

List No: 5535.001

Series No: 2

Engraver or Printer: Colton, Geo. W. ; Atwood, John M. ; Barnard, William S.

Published In: Map Of The United States Of America, The British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, with part of New Grenada and Venezuela. New York, Published By J.H. Colton, No. 86 Cedar St. 1849. Map Drawn by Geo. W. Colton, Engraved by John M. Atwood, Border Desigd. & Engd. by W.S. Barnard. Entered ... 1848 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) A Map Of The Atlantic Ocean Showing The American & European Ports and the Routes Of The Ocean Steamers.

Publication Author: Colton, J.H.

Publication Date: 1849

Publication Reference: Streeter 3874 (this map), illustrated; Wheat, Maps (74).

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 5535.000

Publication Type: Pocket Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 16

Publication Width cm: 11

Image No: 5535001

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