Auction 116, Lot 185

"Kansas and Nebraska", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Midwestern United States, Kansas, Nebraska

Period: 1857 (dated)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 24.5 inches
40.1 x 62.2 cm

This early map covers only the eastern quarter of the territories in a vertical configuration. Thirty-three counties are organized in Nebraska and 36 in Kansas. The Santa Fe Road originates in Kansas City and The Route to Denver City is shown beginning at Doniphan, near Atchison. The proposed Pacific Railroads are shown, but there are no completed lines within the territories. There is no sign yet of Wichita, and Topeka is just a little town, while the capital is shown as Lecompton.


Condition: B

With lovely ivory age toning. A couple light spots in map, mark at top and one area of centerline roughness at right, else very good. Some paper tape to support centerfold on verso.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/20/2006