1867 Colton - Map of the United States of America Showing the Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Colton's majestic post-Civil War 1867 map of the United States backed on linen

Title:

Colton's Map of the United States of America Showing the Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Map maker:

George Woolworth Colton and Charles B. Colton, G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co.

Place and Year:

New York, 1867

Dimensions:

87 x 151 cm (34¼ x 59½ in)

Technique:

Lithograph

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

9,000.00
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DETAILS

Scarce map of the whole United States following the Civil War, with eight vignette scenes around or within the decorative floral border, and a large inset map at lower left: "United States of America Showing Isothermal Lines and Zones of Equal Average Temperature."

The map shows the nearly-evolved boundaries of western states and territories, with the major unfinished delineation being Dakota and Wyoming attached as one; the proposed and nearly completed rail lines across the plains are shown, as are explorers' routes, recent forts, and much comment about the country. The Gold Region of Colorado is prominently shown.

This is a map created for a customer base with great interest in the geography of a constantly expanding nation.

CONDITION NOTES

Lithographed map, hand-colored, backed with linen & sectioned for folding into lightly worn cloth slipcase.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00172

REFERENCES

Ristow, Walter W. American Maps and Mapmakers: Commercial Cartography in the Nineteenth Century. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1985; pp. 318-21.

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