New York: G.W. Colton & C.B. Colton & Co., 1887. Wall map, sight size 37 x 33 inches, matted and framed to 50 x 49 inches. Some toning to right side, with moderate restoration and repairs near the right margin, with some paper fill. Very good. Item #WRCAM53073
A striking and large-scale colored map of the great state of Texas, with portions of New Mexico, Arkansas, and what later became Oklahoma, along with an inset map of Mexico and a detail of the "Territory and Isthmus of Tehuantepec" at lower left. The map shows Texas county outlines, towns, roads, railroads, railway lands, nearby U.S. territorial boundaries, Native American reservations, rivers, and the national boundaries of Mexico. The mapmakers, the Colton Company of New York, used official county maps from the Texas General Land Office, the Mexican Boundary Commission surveys, and the United States Coast Survey as sources in compiling this map. A previous owner has traced Spanish exploration routes and added some holographic annotations, both in red ink. The annotations include the locations and founding dates of various early missions. A scarce map, with only two copies listed in OCLC. OCLC 367396833, 46673296.