G.W. & C.B. COLTON AND CO. New Map of the State of Texas as it is in 1875.
G.W. & C.B. COLTON AND CO.
New Map of the State of Texas as it is in 1875.
Morphis’ History of Texas
New York: U.S. Publishing Co., 1875
19 ½” x 26 ½” sheet
34” x 38 ¼” framed
Colton’s map for a history textbook compared Tejas under Mexican rule in 1835 with a rapidly expanding state. The counties are shown as they existed about 1869.
A Magnificent Map of Texas from the "History of Texas" by J.M. Morrphis.
This folding map was expressly prepared for the text accompanying this map, written by J.M. Morphis by the Colton Family. The Coltons, whose enterprise was based in New York, were prolific producers of maps and atlases during the 19th century. Colton's maps are characterized by elaborate borders embellished with interweaving vines.
This map contains insets of "Texas as it was in 1835 under Mexican rule", Galveston Bay, Matagorda Bay, Sabine Lake, and "Plan of the Northern Par tor Panhandle of Texas" Morphis, originally from North Carolina" settled in Clarksville, Texas in 1846, opening a law practice in Paris, TX; he subsequently ran for the U.S. Senate, and contributed articles on this history of Texas to local newspapers.