Dorothy Sloan -- Books

AUCTION 18

Texas, California, the Southwest U.S., Mexico & the Borderlands:
Interesting books, broadsides, maps & ephemera

Lot 42

Rare Texas Pocket Map From 1860—Exceptionally Bright & Beautiful

42. [MAP]. COLTON, J. H. Colton’s Texas Published by Johnson & Browning, 172 William St. New York. 1860. [lower left]: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1855 by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. [2 insets at lower left]: [1] Plan of Galveston Bay; and [2] Plan of Sabine Lake. “Census of Texas” printed on verso of map. Lithograph map on bank note paper, full color, bright rose outlining, ornate border. 30.5 x 39.5 cm (12 x 15-1/2 inches). Folded into original red embossed cloth folder, title in gilt on upper cover, printed paper labels on upper and lower covers, Colton ads on front pastedown. Bright and beautiful, superb Texas artifact. One of the most appealing maps of Texas of this era, with exciting visual appeal. We have not had this map before in pocket version. Ink signature of Harry L. Dalton on rear pastedown.

     Texas is shown just prior to the outbreak of the Civil. This map is a descendant of Jacob de Cordova’s 1849 map of Texas. De Cordova sold the rights to his Texas map to J. H. Colton in 1855. ($5,000-10,000)

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