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Auction 116, Lot 295

"Colton's Railroad & Township Map of the State of New York with Parts of Adjoining States & Canada", Colton, George Woolworth

Subject: New York

Period: 1859 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

29 x 24.5 inches
73.7 x 62.2 cm
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This large, pocket map is highly detailed and dated 1852 in copyright notice, updated to 1859 as indicated in the title. Filled with information, villages and towns, roads, and a large number of railroads. Surrounded by an elaborate and decorative border, it folds into original brown blind-stamped boards with gilt titling. The map was drawn by Geo. W. Colton and engraved by J.M. Atwood. A truly beautiful example of this pocket map.


Condition: A+

The map is clean and bright with fine original coloring. Slight sunning on spine, else covers are fine. Stamp of Boston College on blank verso of map.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/20/2006