Colton's New Map of the State of Texas

Description

Full color atlas map by county of the state of Texas, showing county towns, post offices, forts, railroads, roads, and water bodies. Map includes a note describing the significance of selecting this map for reproduction to depict American expansionism and three inset maps, located in the lower-left corner ("Plan of the Northern Part of Texas," "Plan of Galveston Bay," and "Plan of Sabine Lake"). Relief shown in hachures. Scale [ca. 1:4,118,400] (appropriately 65 miles to the inch).

Physical Description

1 map : hand col. ; 25 x 37 cm., on sheet 37 x 50 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1861.

Context

This map is part of the collection entitled: Abilene Library Consortium and was provided by the Hardin-Simmons University Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 260 times, with 29 in the last month. More information about this map can be viewed below.

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  • J.H. Colton & Co.
    Publisher Info: "Published by J. H. Colton, No. 172 William St., New York."
    Place of Publication: New York, NY

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Hardin-Simmons University Library

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Description

Full color atlas map by county of the state of Texas, showing county towns, post offices, forts, railroads, roads, and water bodies. Map includes a note describing the significance of selecting this map for reproduction to depict American expansionism and three inset maps, located in the lower-left corner ("Plan of the Northern Part of Texas," "Plan of Galveston Bay," and "Plan of Sabine Lake"). Relief shown in hachures. Scale [ca. 1:4,118,400] (appropriately 65 miles to the inch).

Physical Description

1 map : hand col. ; 25 x 37 cm., on sheet 37 x 50 cm.

Notes

"Seasons Greetings...Anne and Edward Clark."

"Compiled from J. D. Cordova's Large Map."

"Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 18[?] by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York."

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  • Accession or Local Control No: HSU-0307002083144
  • Accession or Local Control No: 4.A.6
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth493038

Collections

This map is part of the following collections of related materials.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

Jesse Wallace Williams Map Collection

Historic topographic maps of locations in Texas and surrounding states. The detailed maps include precise locations of roads, waterways, structures and more.

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Creation Date

  • 1861

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Sept. 14, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

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  • May 17, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

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Colton's New Map of the State of Texas, map, 1861; New York, NY. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth493038/: accessed January 29, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.

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