Colton's Railroad & Township Map of the State of New York.
1859 · New York:
by Colton, J.H.
Folding map, cloth binding (3/1/2x6), gilt lettering, hand colored folding map, about 20 3/4x25 1/4 inches. Binding with a little wear, but in nice shape, a 6" tape repair along fold has darkened and offset, and pulled the map a little in that section, a few other splits, and minor aging; otherwise good to very good. J.H. Colton ((1800-1893) founded a map making dynasty that began in New York in the early 1830s. Colton produced his maps with steel engravings, resulting in good quality. During 1833-1855 Colton would produce a large number of very popular guidebooks and railroad maps. In 1855 he published his first large atlas, and his firm would publish atlases for many years. The current map has the attractive boarder, which was a trademark of Colton maps. geographicus website. (Inventory #: 100940)