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Cover: Colton's map, West of the Mississippi River. Colton, J.H. 1864

Cover: Colton's map, West of the Mississippi River. / Colton, J.H. / 1864
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Full Title: (Covers to) Colton's Map Of The States And Territories West Of The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean Showing The Overland Routes, Projected Rail Road Lines &c. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St. New York. 1864. Entered ... 1864, by J.H. Colton ... New York.

Author: Colton, J.H.

Date: 1864

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Colton, J.H.

Date: 1864

Short Title: Cover: Colton's map, West of the Mississippi River.

Publisher: New York: J.H. Colton

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 16

Object Width cm: 10

Reference: cf Karrow 1-1720 (1873 edition); Wheat 1099.

State / Province: U.S. West ; U.S. Mid West

Full Title: (Covers to) Colton's Map Of The States And Territories West Of The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean Showing The Overland Routes, Projected Rail Road Lines &c. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St. New York. 1864. Entered ... 1864, by J.H. Colton ... New York.

List No: 2928A

Series No: 1

Published In: Colton's Map Of The States And Territories West Of The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean Showing The Overland Routes, Projected Rail Road Lines &c. Published By J.H. Colton, No. 172 William St. New York. 1864. Entered ... 1864, by J.H. Colton ... New York.

Publication Author: Colton, J.H.

Publication Date: 1864

Publication Reference: cf Karrow 1-1720 (1873 edition); Wheat 1099.

Publication Note: First edition. This is the source of Colton's two General Atlas regional maps of the west, beginning with the 1864 atlas edition. This was the first map to show Montana (Wheat). Colton also issued in 1862 (W. Heckrotte copy) "Colton's Map of the Pacific States, California and Oregon...and British Columbia" which is from the same plate, earlier, and goes further north to include much of the Canadian west, but does not go as far east. All these maps derive from "Johnson's New Illustrated & Embellished County Map of the Republics of North America" (see our 1859 edition, #4012) which was first issued in 1856 (We assume this date because our copy says entered in 1856). This shows further that the relationship between Johnson and Colton included Colton using Johnson's maps, as well as Johnson using Colton's maps in Johnson's Family Atlas. Folded into dark green cloth covers 15.5x10 with "Colton's Map Of The States & Territories From The Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean. &c., &c. J.H. Colton." in gilt. Full color by county.

Publication List No: 2928.000

Publication Type: Pocket Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 16

Publication Width cm: 10

Image No: 2928A

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