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Colton's new map of the State of Texas, compiled from J. De Cordova's large map., undated

Identifier: MC 31
Colton's new map of the state of Texas, compiled from J. De Cordova's large map
Colton's new map of the state of Texas, compiled from J. De Cordova's large map

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This cartographic collection was the gift of the estate of the late Midland oilman, George T. Abell. Mr Abell was interested travel, geography, the geology of the petroleum industry, and the history of the Southwest and the maps reflect these as well as other subjects. The collection contains over a hundred maps which range in date from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Notably, the collection also contains a 1573 copy of Abraham Ortelius's Theatrvm orbis terrarvm, considered by some as the first modern atlas of the world. The collection includes maps of the world, the British Isles, Pacific Ocean, North and South America, The Western Hemisphere, and the United States.


  • Creation: undated



From the Collection: 115 Sheets

Language of Materials


Physical Location

drawer two

Materials Specific Details

The map is currently in two pieces. Lower Rio Grande Valley goes through the decorative border. Across the bottom: "Longitude [calculated] west of Washington"' across top: west from Greenwich. There are inset maps of Galveston Bay, Sabine Lake, and the Panhandle. Counties are pictured as they then existed -- i.e., none west of [Del Rio] on the south, Runnels, Taylor, Jones, etc. Counties in west-central area. Roads and trails are shown, as well as railroads and towns. Western part quite blank.


41 x 61.6 cm.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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Fort Worth Texas 76129
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