1882 "Colton's 'New Medium' Map of the State of Texas, The Indian Territory, etc."

This is a large separately-published pocket map of Texas by G.W. & C.B. Colton. Published in 1882, the map provides a detailed treatment of Texas, Indian Territory, and New Mexico.

The map is hand-colored by counties in Texas and offers insightful details through the naming and depiction of towns, railroads, roads, rivers and other important topographical features. The Indian Territory and New Mexico are extensively surveyed and laid out into townships. At the time of publication, no part of Texas had been so surveyed. 

The map is a revised and enlarged version of the first "New Medium" map of Texas, which was first issued in 1872 by the same publishers. The earlier edition did not include Indian Territory, and had inset maps of the Northern Panhandle, Matagorda Bay, Sabine Lake and Galeston Bay. It had been replaced in this enlarged and revised edition, with a Population Table for the State of Texas, dated June 1,1880, showing the population of each of the counties in Texas. A separate table addresses the more sparsely populated regions of northwestern Texas.

While the earlier, smaller edition of the map appears on the market occasionally, this enlarged 1882 version is quite scarce.


Pocket map, original folds present. Minor soiling in map. Original hand color. Color is still vibrant and intact. Paper is healthy and thin, but not too brittle.

Map has been archivally and artfully presented in a custom-built wooden frame. Framed dimensions: 43.5" H x 47" W x 2" D.

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