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Cover: Nebraska, Kansas. Colton, J.H. 1854

Cover: Nebraska, Kansas. / Colton, J.H. / 1854
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Full Title: (Covers to) Nebraska And Kansas. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty, 1854. (untitled inset of U.S., Mexico, Central America). Printed by D. Mc Lellan, 26 Spruce St. N.Y.

Author: Colton, J.H.

Date: 1854

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Author: Colton, J.H.

Date: 1854

Short Title: Cover: Nebraska, Kansas.

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

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 15

Object Width cm: 9

Reference: Heaston 1; cf Streeter 3062 (1855 edition); Karrow 12-0357.5; P-Maps 459 and Graff 836 (1857 edition).

State / Province: Nebraska ; Kansas ; U.S. Mid West ; Indian Territory

Full Title: (Covers to) Nebraska And Kansas. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty, 1854. (untitled inset of U.S., Mexico, Central America). Printed by D. Mc Lellan, 26 Spruce St. N.Y.

List No: 3873A

Series No: 1

Published In: Nebraska And Kansas. Published By J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York. Entered ... 1854 by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Territory acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Treaty, 1854. (untitled inset of U.S., Mexico, Central America). Printed by D. Mc Lellan, 26 Spruce St. N.Y.

Publication Author: Colton, J.H.

Publication Date: 1854

Publication Reference: Heaston 1; cf Streeter 3062 (1855 edition); Karrow 12-0357.5; P-Maps 459 and Graff 836 (1857 edition).

Publication Note: First edition, first state. First map to show the new Kansas and Nebraska; also shows the important Gadsden Purchase of the same year. This state precedes all other copies we have seen - it is an early pull from the late 1854, early 1855 Colton Map of the United States of America... wall map plate (see our #2834, indicating it appeared in middle or late 1854 - see our 1855 wall map copy #2278 for the corrected topography), with the title different from the second 1854 state, in that the letters of Nebraska and Kansas have stars in them and are open as opposed to the black letters of the second state. Also, this first state has numerous areas that are "cleaned up" in the second state: the trail that crosses the two forks of the Colorado in southern Utah near the map edge has the word "Route" on it - this is removed in the second state; the vine border is reversed from the first to the second state; Louisiana is written straight across in the first - it curves down in the second; Bucksport and San Augustine are shown in Texas along the map southern edge in the second state and not in the first; Sacket's Well and Laguna in California in the inset map are given dots for their location in the second state but not in the first. There are other changes. Streeter shows a second edition in 1855, Heaston a third edition in 1856, but both copyrighted 1855. These have various route changes and place names added when compared to the 1854. A fourth edition appeared in 1857 (see Karrow 12-0361.2 and Graff 836) with the inset of the U.S. changed to Eastern Nebraska and Kansas. Map is full color by state, folded into red cloth covers 15x9 with "Nebraska And Kansas" stamped in gilt, advertisement for Colton on inside front cover.

Publication List No: 3873.000

Publication Type: Pocket Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 15

Publication Width cm: 9

Image No: 3873A

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