Map Of The United States The British Provinces Mexico &c. Showing the Routes of the U.S. Mail Steam Packets to California, and a Plan of the Gold Region. Published By J.H. Colton, 86 Cedar St. New York. 1849. Drawn & Engraved by J.M. Atwood. New York. Entered ... 1849, by J.H. Colton ... New York. (inset) Map Of The Gold Region. California. (untitled inset of South America) [cartographic material].
- New York : J.H. Colton, 1849.
- Physical description
- 1 map ; 47 x 64 cm
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The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials., The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials.
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- Postal service > United States > Maps > 19th century.
- Roads > United States > Maps > 19th century.
- Gold mines and mining > California > Maps > 19th century.
- United States > Maps > 19th century.
- California > Gold discoveries > Maps > 19th century.
- Mexico > Maps > 19th century.
- South America > Maps > 19th century.
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- The David Rumsey Map Collection.
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- Map Data
- Scale 1:14,000,000.
- References: Streeter 2595; Howes R365; P-Maps p185; Wheat 591; Wheat Gold 70.
- Separate Map.
- This map was issued with Fayette Robinson's "California and its Gold Regions" (the book is not present). A later issue of this map appeared in Colton's pocket map titled “Colton's Map of the United States, Mexico & c. Shewing the Gold Region in California" (see our #170). This first issue is distinguished from the second issue by the following differences: On the main map, the second issue has "Printed at Ackerman's rooms 120 Fulton St. N.Y." under the "Entered...." line below the title, the table of distances on the second issue adds "New Orleans to Havana" and "New Orleans (actually the ditto sign ) to Vera Cruz" and drops those miles on the lines in the Gulf of Mexico linking those ports; on the inset map of the Gold Region, the second issue has "Quicksilver Mines" below San Jose instead of "Quicksilver" and the second lists three southern rivers not listed in the first - Stanislaus, Towalumnes, and Acumnes; and finally, in the second issue the decorative border of vines is changed in ways too subtle to list here. None of the prior authorites have noted these differences between the two states. Colton also published a version of this first issue on heavier paper, unfolded with wide margins, and without the lines or distances on them linking the ports of New Orleans, Vera Cruz and Havana, in the Gulf of Mexico; this may be the earliest issue.
- Pub list no.: 5029.000.
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