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1866 Very Rare Colton Folding Map of the United States

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1866 Very Rare Colton Folding Map of the United States

Lot 0114 Details

Description
  • 1866 Very Rare Colton Folding Map of the United States -- Colton's Map of the United States of America
  • J Colton (&Co.)
  • 1866, New York
  • 19.3 X 34.8 in.
  • This is an outstanding and quite rare folding pocket map of the United States with still evolving states. With the separation of West Virginia a few years prior to issue, evolution is still occurring in the West: Arizona territory includes the southern tip of today’s Nevada; Utah to the west is still oversized; and, a large Dakota territory includes its namesakes, and today’s Wyoming and parts of Nebraska and Idaho. The map is expectedly well detailed with topographical elements, towns, cities, forts, and Indian tribes as well as several proposed routes for a transcontinental railroad, the Pony Express route, and the U.S. Mail Route. Vignettes included are a sailing ship and the Capitol building, and in customary Colton fashion, is surrounded by a floral border. Multiple fonts are used in state names, and some are crude (see OHIO), suggesting that this was either a short lived edition or a proof. This map is in very good original condition, potentially because it was housed at least in part at the State Historical & Natural History Soc., Denver. There have been only two previous known listings in past 30 years, both with dark green case vs. current's brown – by one dealer and at an auction, and likely it was the same item.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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  • Location: This item ships from Ohio

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  • Condition
    Very Good. Sharp and clear print and vivid color. Some marginal and issued fold splits with no loss. Very small marginal chipping. Issued banknote paper. Folds into original, near mint condition dark brown case.
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    1866 Very Rare Colton Folding Map of the United States

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    Mar 19, 2017
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    Lot 0114 Details

    Description
    ...
  • 1866 Very Rare Colton Folding Map of the United States -- Colton's Map of the United States of America
  • J Colton (&Co.)
  • 1866, New York
  • 19.3 X 34.8 in.
  • This is an outstanding and quite rare folding pocket map of the United States with still evolving states. With the separation of West Virginia a few years prior to issue, evolution is still occurring in the West: Arizona territory includes the southern tip of today’s Nevada; Utah to the west is still oversized; and, a large Dakota territory includes its namesakes, and today’s Wyoming and parts of Nebraska and Idaho. The map is expectedly well detailed with topographical elements, towns, cities, forts, and Indian tribes as well as several proposed routes for a transcontinental railroad, the Pony Express route, and the U.S. Mail Route. Vignettes included are a sailing ship and the Capitol building, and in customary Colton fashion, is surrounded by a floral border. Multiple fonts are used in state names, and some are crude (see OHIO), suggesting that this was either a short lived edition or a proof. This map is in very good original condition, potentially because it was housed at least in part at the State Historical & Natural History Soc., Denver. There have been only two previous known listings in past 30 years, both with dark green case vs. current's brown – by one dealer and at an auction, and likely it was the same item.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $12.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from Ohio

    Authenticity:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

    Your purchase is protected:
    In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
    ...
    Very Good. Sharp and clear print and vivid color. Some marginal and issued fold splits with no loss. Very small marginal chipping. Issued banknote paper. Folds into original, near mint condition dark brown case.

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