Auction 104, Lot 66

"Mountains & Rivers", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Mountains & Rivers

Period: 1855 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.7 x 16.4 inches
60.2 x 41.7 cm

This great double-page chart, showing the major rivers and mountains of the world, was first issued by J.H. Colton in 1855 and published by Johnson and Browning in 1859-61. The map is divided diagonally in an interesting composition. In the upper portion scores of rivers are named and drawn to indicate their relative lengths. The lower half of the sheet features stylized renderings of the mountains organized by continent and drawn to indicate their relative heights. Volcanoes are shown erupting and major cities are shown at their respective elevations.


Condition: B

Slight toning along centerfold. Couple of tiny tears in margins, repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/10/2003