Folding pocket map, period hand-colouring in outline. Insets of New England, the continental U.S. and the Isthmus of Panama. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover. Scarce pocket map of the U.S. with beautiful period colouring. This scarce Colton map shows the U.S. as far west as the Great Plains, including much of eastern Texas. Published in 1853, neither Kansas nor Nebraska are named, though the east halves of those territories are shown. The map is quite detailed with many cities and towns identified and numerous railroads crossing the country, extending as far west as Missouri. The Santa Fe trail is shown, as are the locations of many Indian tribes. First published in 1850, this 1853 issue shows significant additions, particularly as relates to the railroads. Rumsey 0172 (1852 issue). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Colton's Map of the United States the ...
Publication Date: 1853
Book Description J. H. Colton, New York, 1854. Large folding pocket map of the United States and southern Canada east of 99 degrees west longitude, approx. 27" x 31" , nicely hand colored in outline and within an agricultural motif border, with insets of New England, the United States (coast to coast), and the isthmus of Panama, folding down into brown blindstamped cloth covers approx. 5½" x 3½" and lettered in gilt on the upper cover. Fine. Seller Inventory # 29716