Catalog Archive
Auction 100, Lot 169

"Colton's California", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: California

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 15.5 inches
32.5 x 39.4 cm

Fine map of the state with a large and detailed plan of the "City of San Francisco." The plan shows planned land reclamation with streets named and extending into the yet reclaimed bay. Nicely detailed throughout locates railroads, roads, cities, villages, gold diggings, springs, dry lakes, etc. The railroad surveys had recently been completed and the proposed and explored routes are herein shown. Decorative borders.


Condition: B

Good impression and nice pastel coloring. Some marginal staining, just touching border at one spot.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/12/2002