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  • Title/Content of Map: 1862 Colton Map of the United States -- Colton's New Railroad & County Map of the United States the Canadas &c.
  • Cartographer: J Colton
  • Year/Place: 1862, New York
  • Size: 33.1 X 39 in.

    This is a rare very large Civil War era folding map showing the eastern half of the United States to parts of Texas to Dakotahs, issued in 1862 (on map) but keeping portions of the 1861 issue in place. There is an extensive network of railroads displaying both existing and proposed routes and mail routes are shown as well. Plenty of other details are offered including topography, rivers, lakes, roads, steamship routes, ship routes, forts, cities, towns, etc. The map shows the color-coded counties. At right are two insets showing portions of Florida and North America except for much of Canada. The inset of North America shows the proposed Central and Union Pacific Railroads and some unusual western territorial borders, including the large New Mexico and Washigton, and an early appearance of Colorado. An owner's name is handwritten on verso.

    Reserve: $700.00

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  • Location: This item ships from Ohio

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  • Condition
    Good to fair. Nice strike. Some toning. Slight foxing, more noticeable on verso. Linen backed. Splits at issued folds, closed on verso. All folds have thicker tape on verso, so it is difficult to fold the map into closed case position. A few small voids at fold corners. Previously framed. Hand-colored.
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    1862 Colton Map of the United States -- Colton's New

    Estimate $800 - $1,000May 26, 2020
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    Ships fromJasper52 seller #21927 in Ohio
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
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