Unbound, colored engraved map, straight-line boarder, 16"x 13". Slight darkening and aging, a little finger soiling and foxing in margin; overall bright and clean and in very good condition. Maps are wrapped with acid free board, or in rigid sleeves. 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 with a decorative border and shows part of Arabia, Nubia and an inset shows the Nile Delta. Ristow 313-326. (Inventory #: 106151)
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