"Colton's United States Shewing the Military Stations Forts &c.", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1861 (dated)
Publication: Victor's History of the Southern Rebellion
Color: Hand Color
17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 x 36.8 cm
Unusual, folding Civil War period map covering to about the 103rd meridian to include Dakota and most of Texas. The map includes great detail with the Pony Express Route, railroads, U.S. Mail routes and other important roads together with hundreds of forts. Four tiny ships sailing in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico symbolize the Union blockade of the Confederacy.
Printed on fine banknote paper and issued folded. Original color. Tiny binding tear at right repaired with archival tape.