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Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins) (1800-1893) Map to illustrate Capt. Bonneville's adventures among the Rocky Mountains.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04194.01 Author/Creator: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins) (1800-1893) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Map Date: 1856 Pagination: 1 map ; 32.1 x 49 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04194.01 Author/Creator: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins) (1800-1893) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Map Date: 1856 Pagination: 1 map ; 32.1 x 49 cm.

Summary of Content: The map covers the western United States, with Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas. Published in New York by George P. Putnam. Owned by John Moore (1826-1907), an army surgeon with the Utah Expedition of 1857-1860.

Background Information: For over 60 years the Colton family was one of the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the U.S. Joseph Hutchins Colton began his printing business ...in 1831 in New York City, with his first imprint in 1833. In the beginning, he reissued maps created by others, relying on purchased copyrights. In 1846 Colton produced his first wall map. By 1850, the Colton firm was one of the primary publishers of guidebooks and immigrant and railroad maps. In 1855 he published his first atlas, Colton's Atlas of the World.See More

People: Moore, John,1826-1907
Colton, Joseph Hutchins, 1800-1893
Putnam, George P., fl. 1856

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Westward ExpansionFrontiers and ExplorationTravelMilitary History

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