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Mexico

Description: This map shows the country of Mexico and the surrounding areas. Each state is labeled and shaded using various colors. There is an inset in the lower left corner labeled "Territory and Isthmus of Tehuantepec." Major cities, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
Date: 1855
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

United States of America.

Description: This map shows the United States with several sections (showing the slopes and basins) shaded in different colors and various information marked in. Major mountain peaks (with relief shown by spot heights) and rivers are marked on the map and labeled. According to the "Explanations" in the lower right corner, there are also markings for annual temperature, chief productions, and various metal deposits. An inset in the lower left corner is labeled "Hyetal or Rain Chart of the United States" and states, "The figures give the Average annual precipitation in inches." Scale 1:14,495,000 (W 129⁰--W 65⁰/N 48⁰--N 22⁰). Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
Date: 1858
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

North America

Description: This map shows North America and surrounding areas, including Canada (labeled "British Possessions"), the United States, and Mexico, and Central America. Bodies of water, ocean currents, and geographic features are marked and labeled (with relief shown by hachures and spot heights). There are notes in various places around the map regarding mountains, temperatures, national products, and natural mineral deposits. There are several graphic profiles of North America at the bottom of the map. Scale 1:25,344,000
Date: 1858
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Colton's Florida.

Description: Map shows township grid, counties, areas of Native American habitation, major swamps and lakes, common roads, railroads, military posts, and proposed canal routes. Inset: "Plan of the Florida Keys." Scale [ca. 1:2,218,000].
Date: 1860
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Colton's Louisiana.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Louisiana railroads, roads, counties/parishes, township grid, cities, towns, swamps, and notable physical features. Scale [ca. 1:1,650,000].
Date: 1861
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Colton's Mississippi.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Mississippi township grid, counties, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:1,550,000].
Date: 1860
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Colton's Arkansas.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Arkansas counties, railroads, township grid, roads, cities, towns, swamps, and notable physical features. Includes explanation. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:1,010,000].
Date: 1860
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

New map of the State of Texas : Compiled from J. De Cordova's large map.

Description: Map shows major roads, military outposts, major cities and towns, notable geographic features, and areas of Native American habitation; only four counties defined in west Texas and panhandle: El Paso, Bexar, Presidio, and one unnamed. Includes geographical notes. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings on inset. Scale [ca. 1: 2,300,000].
Date: 1866
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

New Hampshire.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century New Hampshire counties, towns, railroads, roads, and ponds. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ca. 1:859,000].
Date: 1855
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mexico.

Description: Map shows provinces or states in Mexico, cities, deserts, mining activities, and Texas. Includes observational notes directly on map. Inset: "Territory and Isthmus of Tehuantepec." Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:8,390,000].
Date: 1855
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

North America.

Description: Map shows North America and surrounding areas, including Canada (labeled "British Possessions"), the United States, Mexico, and Central America. States, territories, rivers, prominent geographical features, and major cities are labeled throughout the continent. Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: 1855
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

The United States of America.

Description: Map shows state boundaries, major cities and towns, existing and proposed railroads, canals, military outposts, areas of Native American habitation, historic exploration routes, "Indian Territory," the western territories of the United States. Includes legend. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:7,190,000].
Date: 1855
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Territories of New Mexico and Utah

Description: Map shows notable geographic features, cities and towns, major roads, counties, and areas of Indian habitation in Utah and New Mexico territories [which include present day Arizona and Nevada]. Includes notes regarding boundaries. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ca. 1:4,550,000].
Date: 1855
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

California.

Description: Map shows railroads, potential railroad routes, and historical routes of exploration in California. Some descriptive text detailing topography and vegetation is also present. Inset shows some buildings, names of streets, and some neighborhoods. Includes legend and relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:3,100,000] and [ca. 1:31,680].
Date: 1855
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Texas

Description: This map shows the state of Texas and surrounding areas with their major roads, railroads, bodies of water, and geographic features (relief shown by hachures). Within the state, each county is labeled and colored. In the lower left corner, there is a key as well as two insets: "Plan of Galveston Bay from the U.S. Coast Survey" and "Plan of Sabine Lake." Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. Scale ca. [1:3,850,000].
Date: 1855
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of part of the state of Texas

Description: Map of a portion of southern Texas showing major cities, county lines, bodies of water, and other geographic landforms (with relief shown by hachures). Scale [ca. 1:4,000,000].
Date: unknown
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Maps of Chicago and Saint Louis]

Description: Map shows street names, wards, railroads, parks, cemeteries, public institutions, some buildings and businesses. Scale [ca. 1:26,000].
Date: [1856..1876]
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of North America: from the latest authorities showing the proposed railroad routes from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century major cities, existing and proposed railroad routes, Mexico, British America, Russian Possessions [Alaska], Central America, the West Indies, areas of Indian habitation by tribe with populations numbers, western U.S. territories. Includes table of distances, geographical statistics, notes, and 1 illustration. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ca. 1:15,000,000].
Date: [1849, 1854]
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Philadelphia.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Philadelphia, Pennsylvania street names, wards, some buildings and institutions, cemeteries, military installations, and railroads. Scale not given.
Date: 1855
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

New map of the State of Texas: Compiled from J. De Cordova's large map.

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century Texas geography, established county lines, and cities. Insets: "Plan of the northern part of Texas," "Plan of Galveston Bay," and "Plan of Sabine Lake." Relief shown by hachures. No scale provided.
Date: 1856?
Creator: J. H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Texas.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Texas geography, counties, towns, and cities. Insets: "Plan of Galveston Bay" and "Plan of Sabine Lake." Relief shown by hachures. Scale ca. [1:3,850,000]
Date: 1855
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of the Dubuque and Pacific Railroad and its connections.

Description: Map shows overview of railroad line from Chicago through the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains across Iowa and Nebraska Territory. Map of Iowa shows railroads lines, counties, major cities, and circle centered on Fort Dodge with approximate 150 mile radius. Date range of map based on dates of county formations. Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: [1855..1857]
Creator: J.H. Colton & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library