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J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas. De Cordova, Jacob ; Creuzbaur, Robert ; Colton, J.H. 1856

J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas. / De Cordova, Jacob ; Creuzbaur, Robert ; Colton, J.H. / 1856
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Full Title: J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Revised and Corrected by Charles W. Pressler. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York 1856. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, New York. Entered ... 1856 by J. De Cordova ... Texas. (with untitled inset of southwestern U.S.).

Author: De Cordova, Jacob ; Creuzbaur, Robert ; Colton, J.H.

Date: 1856

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Author: De Cordova, Jacob ; Creuzbaur, Robert ; Colton, J.H.

Date: 1856

Short Title: J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas.

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

Type: Pocket Map

Object Height cm: 90

Object Width cm: 83

Scale 1: 1,180,000

Note: First edition of Pressler's revision of De Cordova's map, and first edition published by Colton. Shows Texas east of the 102nd meridian. First issued by De Cordova in 1849, with editions of 1850, 51, 53, 56, 57, 58, and 61 (Ristow and Rosenberg), and a late unlisted edition in 1867 (see our #4801). De Cordova employed Pressler to revise the map in 1855 and then sold the rights to Colton in the same year. The 1849 edition has only two copies located. Eberstadt called the 1849 issue "possibly the finest (Texas map) of the period." Colton changed the inset map from the oval showing all of Texas to the southwestern portion of Colton's U.S. atlas map. J.M. Atwood was the engraver of all editions. With a list of the Land districts, this map was useful for both land promoters and settlers. Colton published a reduced version of the map in his 1856 Atlas of the World. The full color map is folded into stamped dark maroon leather covers 16x10.5 with "J. De Cordova's Texas J.H. Colton & Co. New York." in gilt.

Reference: Taliaferro 295 C; Wheat 609 (1849 ed.); Ristow p459; P-Maps 845; Graff 920;Martin 141,155.

State / Province: Texas

Full Title: J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Revised and Corrected by Charles W. Pressler. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York 1856. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, New York. Entered ... 1856 by J. De Cordova ... Texas. (with untitled inset of southwestern U.S.).

List No: 3366.001

Series No: 2

Engraver or Printer: Atwood, J.M.

Published In: J. De Cordova's Map Of The State Of Texas Compiled from the records of the General Land Office of the State by Robert Creuzbaur, Revised and Corrected by Charles W. Pressler. Published by J.H. Colton & Co. No. 172 William St. New York 1856. Engraved by J.M. Atwood, New York. Entered ... 1856 by J. De Cordova ... Texas. (with untitled inset of southwestern U.S.).

Publication Author: De Cordova, Jacob ; Creuzbaur, Robert ; Colton, J.H.

Publication Date: 1856

Publication Reference: Taliaferro 295 C; Wheat 609 (1849 ed.); Ristow p459; P-Maps 845; Graff 920;Martin 141,155.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 3366.000

Publication Type: Pocket Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 16

Publication Width cm: 11

Image No: 3366001

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