1857. · New York:
Beginning with J. H. Colton (1800-1893), the Colton family published atlases for over 30 years. Colton's Atlas of the World was first published in 1855 in a large two volume set. In 1857 it became Colton's General Atlas, and Colton's sons, George Woolworth and Charles B. would take over the business. This map of the North Western portion of Africa is from the 1857 edition of Colton's General Atlas, even though the copyright date on the map is 1855. The map is fairly colorful and presents an interesting view of a still somewhat unkown South Africa. A significant portion of the map is shown as an unexplored region, but there is a fair anount of detail on Madagascar, Mozambique and Cape Colony. The names of some tribes are mentioned.
Ristow 313-326. (Inventory #: 106152)