Colton's New Topographical Map of the States of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, showing also eastern Tennessee, and parts of other adjoining states; all the Fortifications, Military Stations, Rail Roads, Common Roads and other internal improvements. [Cover reads: Colton's Map of the States of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.]

Colton, J.H.

Published by J.H. Colton, New York, 1864
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Professionally repaired tear around section attaching to the board, and extending beneath the cartouche (hardly noticeable from the front), minor spotting beneath the cartouche. Note that this is not backed with linen as some folding maps are; the paper is nearly onion skin and while not brittle is fragile. We do not recommend that it be flattened for framing. A highly important folding pocket map to be used in the field during the Civil War, in extraordinary condition. LC Civil War Maps 48.2. OCLC lists only five locations for the 1864 edition: LC, Yale, Penn State, Library of Virginia and Wake Forest. Americana Exchange records only one auction record in the last 15 years, and only two before that. Brown pebbled cloth cover stamped in blind and gilt is in pristine condition. 82 x 110 cm unfolded; 10 x 16 cm folded. Full original hand coloring on onion-skin paper. Bookseller Inventory # 015452

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Title: Colton's New Topographical Map of the States...

Publisher: J.H. Colton, New York

Publication Date: 1864

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Blue Whale Books is a used and rare bookstore on the historic downtown mall of Charlottesville, Virginia, about equidistant from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia. We have a stock of about 25,000 volumes in most subjects; our general tendency is towards scholarly books. We also stock antiquarian maps, and have a very large selection of antiquarian prints.

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