J.H. Colton Trade Catalogue of Maps

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403. [MAP REFERENCE]. COLTON, J[oseph] H[utchins]. Catalogue of Maps, Charts, Books, &c., Published by J.H. Colton & Co., 172 William Street, Corner of Beekman, New-York: Pudney’s & Russell, Printers, 79 John-Street [wrapper title]. New York, n.d. [1855?]. 36 pp. 12mo (15 x 8.5 cm), original pale green wrappers, title within ornate border on upper cover, stitched. Light wear and mild staining to wraps, interior very fine. OCLC locates one copy of a Colton catalogue with 36 pp.; the copy is at Duke University with an attributed date of 1855.

     First edition. A most useful and detailed cartobibliographical tool for the study of Colton’s maps. For instance, on p. 23, Colton lists Jacob de Cordova’s great map of Texas in both large and medium format. The large format map is priced at $3.50 mounted and $2.00 in a case. Colton remarks: “These are the only correct, reliable maps of Texas. They exhibit minutely and with distinctness the natural features of the State and the several political divisions.” Following the map offerings are gazetteers, statistical annuals, geographies, atlases, diaries, almanacs, and other useful publications.


Sold. Hammer: $300.00; Price Realized: $367.50.

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