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1854 Colton's Folding Pocket Map Of The United States Hand Colored Beautiful For Sale
Very Rare and original, 1854, Hand Colored, Folding Pocket Map of the United States by J. H. Colton titled "Colton's Map of the United States the Canadas &c. Showing the Rail Roads, Canals & Stage Roads with Distances from Place to Place" in the cartouche. By J. H. Colton. New York, 1854. The Map is titled in gold gilt lettering on the original, black cloth covers: "Colton's Map of the United States The Canadas &c, &c.".
This outstanding, hand colored, separately bound and issued, Folding Pocket Map measures approx. 31 1/2â€� by 27"â€� and is bound in its very attractive, original, gilt lettered and blind stamped, black cloth covers which measure approx. 3 1/2" x 5 3/4". The map features an elaborate, printer's border and the typical and very attractive, hand applied pastel colors of Colton Folding Pocket Maps.
The main Map depicts the United States and southern Canada from the Atlantic Ocean to 99 degrees west longitude - central east Texas, Indian Territory and Minnesota Territory. Included are inset Maps of New England, the United States (coast to coast), and the isthmus of Panama with a proposed canal route.
This very rare and highly sought after, Hand Colored, Folding Pocket Map of the United States is printed on VERY delicate paper stock. Overall the Map is in very good condition. The map is complete and intact, the hand coloring is bright and vibrant and the sheet is very clean with no staining, soiling or age toning. There are some short separations at the fold lines, two tiny holes at fold junctions and one 7" fold separation has been repaired using archival document repair tape on the reverse. Overall the map is very well preserved and displays beautifully. The gold gilt lettered and elaborately blind stamped cloth covers are very well preserved - sound and intact - clean and crisp with the gold gilt lettering being bright and bold and very attractive with very little wear of any kind to the cover.
A very rare and highly sought after, 1854 Hand Colored, Folding Pocket Map of the United States by J. H. Colton and a fantastic addition to any Library or Collection!!!
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1854 Colton's Folding Pocket Map Of The United States Hand Colored Beautiful: $510